Bloomberg participated in an event launching a “No Labels” movement in New York earlier in December. The Washington Post explained,
The group hopes to build a network of citizen activists and establish offices in all 435 congressional districts. Beginning in January, members plan to police the new Congress, calling out lawmakers they think are too partisan and speaking up for those who cross party lines to find solutions.
The Green Party organized a protest earlier today in front of the Hearts Tower in New York City, the former workplace of the newly appointed schools chancellor in the city. Retired teachers were asking to be hired as the head of the publishing company, since that was Cathie Black’s – that is, the new chancellor’s – job before the appointment.… Read more ...
I’m a Clinton White House alum who had hoped President Obama could usher in the debate we need. It’s hardly all his fault that we’re not there, but I’m convinced the parties’ interest groups and “thought police” make real progress impossible without a new force that shakes things up.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg, an independent who has considered running for president, declared Monday that an independent has a better chance at succeeding in the White House than a Republican or a Democrat . . . at Harvard University on Monday he endorsed the idea of an independent in the White House.… Read more ...
When was the last time you heard of the President of the United States endorsing a third party candidate?
Admittedly, it didn’t happen this cycle. Nevertheless, Lincoln Chafee got the next best thing.
On October 25th Barack Obama did his usual thing as a President right before mid-terms: gave his blessing with rallies to a few of his party’s candidates, raised funds for his party, and did a little bit of local glad-handing.… Read more ...
Lincoln Chafee, the former GOP Senator turned Independent candidate for Governor of Rhode Island, announced a new endorsement today.
A statement issued by the Chafee campaign said: “Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York City, will travel to Rhode Island Thursday to deliver an endorsement to independent gubernatorial candidate Lincoln Chafee. They will make joint appearances in Warwick and Providence between 11:00 a.m.
Charlie Crist, who earlier this month announced he was leaving the GOP in order to run for the US Senate as an independent, is reportedly having trouble getting any support from fellow elected officials who have taken the independent route.
NYC Deputy Mayor Howard Wolfson told the paper that rumors Bloomberg would endorse Crist were “false” and the chances of the mayor helping Crist out were “zero.”