The Bloomberg Law


I’d like to propose a rule of thumb — call it the Bloomberg law. If someone is mentioned as a potential candidate for a national office for both parties, he should be a candidate for neither. The differences between Democrats and Republicans are so huge these days that someone who has major policy areas attractive to both parties will also hold views each party finds repellent.

The thing with this though, is that Bloomberg isn’t a Republican on any policy matter of real importance. He ran as a Republican (a New York City Republican) to take advantage of Giuliani’s popularity surge in the wake of 9-11, and then promptly ditched the party.

And where exactly does one draw the line? Does the fact that Doughy said McCain ought to ask Sam Nunn to be his VP disqualify Nunn, even though he’s a very staunch Democrat?