Carol Platt Liebau: A Third Party Scenario?

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

A Third Party Scenario?

Bill Kristol speculates that Michael Bloomberg might run for President if the Democrats nominate Barack Obama and the Republicans nominate Mike Huckabee.

The scenario strikes me as not at all implausible, given that both major party candidates would have major problems -- Obama's left-liberalism and inexperience, on the one hand, and Huckabee's economic populism (alienating to economic conservatives) coupled with his small town preacher background (which will, rightly or wrongly, become a source of hesitation for many after the press gets done discussing his religious background and how it plays into his stands on abortion and other hot button issues).

It might be well if the social conservatives who support Huckabee -- and threaten to leave the party if Giuliani is nominated -- take a good look at Kristol's piece.


Blogger O Pechanga said...

Bloomberg may be a good VP choice, but is he really Presidential material.
And he's a big taxers isn't he?

7:36 AM  

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