Dick Morris: Bloomberg Could Win Presidency

Monday, 14 Dec 2009 01:00 AM

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A Michael Bloomberg presidential campaign could prove to be more than just a spoiler in a Democrat versus Republican battle – he could actually win the White House as an independent, according to political analyst Dick Morris.

"If Mike Bloomberg decided to run for president, he would have a strong chance of winning the election,” Morris told NewsMax after Bloomberg’s announcement on Tuesday that he was switching his party status from Republican to unaffiliated.

"As a social liberal and a fiscal conservative, he fits what most Americans want. And unlike Ross Perot – the last independent candidate for president – he is an experienced politician who has succeeded in handling the second toughest press corps in the world in New York City.

"If he ran, he would not just be a spoiler, but would have a serious chance of becoming president.”

Bloomberg’s departure from the GOP is the latest hint that the New York City mayor is eying a White House run. He has also fueled presidential buzz with increasing out-of-state travel, including a stop in New Hampshire last weekend.

And on Monday he voiced his frustration with the presidential candidates, saying the U.S. is "in trouble” because of their refusal to address important issues.

With an estimated worth of more than $5 billion, Bloomberg could easily underwrite a presidential run, just as Perot did in 1992. A Bloomberg campaign "could have a significant impact on the campaign,” said independent pollster Scott Rasmussen.

"Nationally, there’s a significant segment of the electorate that would give serious consideration to Bloomberg as a candidate.”

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