Tuesday, May 10, 2011

NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly should run for President, Mayor Bloomberg cracks

Tuesday, May 10th 2011, 4:00 AM

Top cop Raymond Kelly has been touted as possible mayoral candidate in 2013.
Anthony Lanzilote for News
Top cop Raymond Kelly has been touted as possible mayoral candidate in 2013.

Raymond Kelly: Vietnam veteran. NYPD commissioner. Perfect presidential candidate.

At least that was the endorsement from Mayor Bloomberg - never mind that Hizzoner appeared to be joking.

"Kelly would make a great President," Bloomberg crowed after sidestepping a question about someone who is officially jumping into the White House race: Newt Gingrich.

The former speaker of the House is expected to enter the race for the GOP nomination Wednesday in an announcement on Facebook and Twitter. He'll then address his candidacy in a Fox News appearance.

Kelly, meanwhile, is frequently touted as a mayoral candidate. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) even floated his name earlier this year as his choice to run the FBI.

But, so far, there's been no presidential buzz.

"He already has the best job in the country - President Obama only thinks he does," quipped top NYPD spokesman Paul Browne.

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