No one (that I saw) seemed to pick up on this over the weekend, but New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg– whose name perennially circulates as a potential White House contender, to varying degrees of credulity–recently told an audience that he’s not thinking about the White House:
“Every one of my positions cuts out half the country,” he said. “I’m pro-choice. I’m pro-gay rights. I’m pro-immigration. I’m against guns. I believe in Darwin. It’s down to Diana, my mother, and me. And I’m not sure about my mother.” Bloomberg’s longtime companion Diana Taylor is a 1977 Dartmouth graduate and trustee of the college.
“If drafted I won’t run unless I really thought you had a chance to win,” he said. “No–no is the answer… I’m not running. Make that clear.”