New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is unlikely to endorse in the upcoming presidential election, after telling multiple guests at a dinner party that while he believes Mitt Romney would be better at running the country, he disagrees too vehemently on social issues with the Republican nominee.
Bloomberg made the comments at a charity event last week, according to a report in the New York Times. At least three people at the star-studded affair overheard portions of his discussion, the paper reports.
The mayor's primary objections to Romney were apparently over the issues of abortion rights and gun control.
Both Romney and Obama have quietly courted the New York City mayor in recent months, seeing his political independence — and substantial wealth — as a valuable asset.