If you thought you could get Mayor Bloomberg to answer whether he is running for president under oath, you’ll be sorely disappointed.

The New York Sun reports that as part of a defamation case brought against Bloomberg by a South Carolina gun salesman over remarks made by the mayor in 2006, Bloomberg was asked that very question. His response?

I was not planning to run for president then.”

And thus, we wait.

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In 2008, Vote Reagan

December 5, 2007

Is it me, or is Giuliani now running on Reagan’s platform?



(fast forward to 2:42 to watch Giuliani’s response)

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Bloomberg for President?

December 5, 2007

He’s advisor Kevin Sheeky seems to think so.

The Politicker is keeping track of Sheeky’s Facebook moves and reports that in Dec. 2 he joined the groups Michael R. Bloomberg for Pres. of U.S.A., and Draft Bloomberg.

He also found time to become a fan of Draft Bloomberg.

Still our mayor insists he is NOT running for president in 2008.

Just the same, here’s Bloomberg on presidential candidates, religion and politics, how the U.S. is viewed internationally, and other topics.

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Thinking about getting a new nativity scene for your home this Christmas?Leave it to the Neapolitans to come up with some of the best ideas for an off-beat look at this tradition made popular by St. Francis Asisi in 1223.

Vodpod videos no longer available. from www.reuters.com posted with vodpod

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The Politics of Parsing

November 4, 2007

The John Edward’s campaign came out with a new add that uses Hilary’s “double-speak” during the latest Democratic debate.

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NBC has a new interactive feature where you can compare candidates opinions on key issues such as Energy, Health Care and the Iraq War.

You can watch videos of each candidate speaking on the different subjects, and also read a brief explanation. There’s also links to news articles related to the specific topics and candidates.

But most importantly, the feature lets you weigh in on their opinion. You can rate each candidates proposal and compare your views to others like you.

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Of political polls

October 15, 2007

If it were left for world voters (including Americans) to decide our fate on the 2008 election, our next president would be a Republican.

According to Who Would the World Elect, Ron Paul would win with almost double the votes of his closest Democratic contender, Barack Obama.

It should be noted, however, that even though Ron Paul is a favorite of the American cybernetic world (American votes account for over 30 percent of the votes in the site), most international pollsters would actually elect Barack Obama.

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