There are some out there that say aside from President of the United States and editor of, that the coolest job in politics is to be mayor of New York City.

Seriously, how many mayors are as well known as the mayor of the Big Apple?

Or governors for that matter.

Heck, there were rumors that a couple years after he left the White House, that Big Willie Style himself, Bill Clinton, was interested in running for mayor’s seat. OF course I think that’s because he saw the pool of potential interns as a tad bit stronger than in D.C.

That brings us to the current emperor… er, mayor of NYC, Michael Bloomberg.

Bloomberg, in what Politico’s Ben Smith described as a “major speech,” ran right up the middle in his assessment of the current financial issues:

“We need our federal and state governments to chart a middle way – between a government that would wash its hands of the problem and one that seeks to supplant the private sector; between a government that would stand on the sidelines and one that would take over the game,” Bloomberg told the Association for a better New York in his prepared remarks, nominally on the theme of New York’s economy.

Now Bloomberg cased his comments under the premise that he was talking just about his current job, but the undertones in his remarks certainly leaves a bit to the imagination. The target audience of his comments is pretty obvious as well.


Now saying this is the start of an independent run for President by Bloomberg may be a bit of a stretch, it isn’t stretch to say that if anyone has what it takes to make such a run, its Bloomberg. He has a lot to offer in terms of executive experience, business acumen and a bank account the size of the Statue of Liberty.

He also has the luxury of sitting, watching, and waiting as the Dems and the GOP size each other up and beat each other down getting ready for 2012. And if the level of deadlock, dissension, and distress continue to rise, people may be more willing to look outside the two party system.