Back roads to the White House: Breaking news Blooms
Excerpted from this post at Back roads to the White House
What's up with the Hizzoners today? The Associated Press is reporting
that New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is giving up his Republican
Party registration and plans to re-register as an unaffiliated voter.
This, of course, pours fuel on the rumors that the mega-millionaire is
preparing to mount an independent bid for president. Not so fast, he
told reporters today. He still has a job to do in New York City. But
what do you think? Meanwhile, all this is happening on a day when the
former New York City Mayor, Rudy Giuliani, has lost his most high
profile advocates in both Iowa and South Carolina. First, came word
that his man in Iowa, former Congressman Jim Nussle, was being been
tapped by President Bush to replace the departing Rob Portman as
Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Then came news
that his fellow down in South Carolina, state Treasurer Thomas
Ravenel, has been indicted on drug charges.