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Tue Dec 4, 2012, 06:52 PM

Bloomberg Asked Clinton to Consider Succeeding Him as Mayor


By MICHAEL BARBARO

Published: December 3, 2012

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In a phone call confirmed by three people, Mr. Bloomberg encouraged Mrs. Clinton to consider entering the 2013 mayor’s race, trading international diplomacy for municipal management on the grandest scale. She would, he suggested, be a perfect fit.

Much about the call, which occurred some months ago, remains shrouded in mystery. But Mr. Bloomberg’s overture to the former first lady highlights the level of his anxiety about the current crop of candidates, his eagerness to recruit a replacement who can rival his stature and his determination to become a kingmaker in the political arena he will soon exit.

In Mrs. Clinton, it seems, a mayor known for his sometimes unsparing critiques of those in public life sees a globe-trotting problem solver like himself.

During their conversation, Mrs. Clinton left little room for doubt: she was not interested in seeking the mayoralty, people briefed on the call said.

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http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/04/nyregion/mayor-clinton-bloomberg-asked-her-to-consider-a-run.html?_r=1&

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Reply Bloomberg Asked Clinton to Consider Succeeding Him as Mayor (Original post)
DonViejo Dec 2012 OP
BeyondGeography Dec 2012 #1
graham4anything Dec 2012 #5
regnaD kciN Dec 2012 #2
MrSlayer Dec 2012 #3
graham4anything Dec 2012 #4
Bake Dec 2012 #8
Squinch Dec 2012 #6
davidpdx Dec 2012 #7

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 06:55 PM

1. An even dumber idea than staging a marathon

the weekend after a hurricane. He's on a roll.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 07:02 PM

5. Why was it a dumb idea? NYC gets millions from the marathan

 

It was only promised bodily violence threats against the runners that caused its cancellation

there was no reason not to run it imho

but then Lincoln had a few detractors too
So did Solomon

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 06:55 PM

2. What about Bill?

It seems like a good fit for him.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 06:56 PM

3. Mayor of New York is nice.

 

But it's a step down for her. The Presidency is the only way for her to go at this point. POTUS or bust.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 06:57 PM

4. Hillary45 will be the next president however Mayor Bill Clinton has a nice ring to it

 

Why go for the 2nd most important job in the world, when she is guaranteed being the #1 most important one
Bill would win 70% of the vote

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Response to graham4anything (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 03:51 PM

8. Bill has been the most powerful man on the planet.

Why be the mayor of a cesspool?

Bake

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 08:41 PM

6. I think what this really shows is Bloomberg's presidential aspirations.

This is to get her out of the running.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 10:55 PM

7. I don't think it has to do with Bloomberg's Presidential asperations

It sound like more of a ploy to get her out of the 2016 field for other candidates.

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