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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-12-10 08:24 PM
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Michael Bloomberg is the man behind Harold Ford's challenge to Kirsten Gillibrand
I posted this NY Times story before, but since dipshit Ford has written an op-ed about his impending primary challenge to Senator Gillibrand, it is a good idea to remind everyone who is really behind Wall Street's Manchurian candidate!

Michael Bloomberg is the man behind Harold Ford's challenge to Kirsten Gillibrand

Why wouldn't the head of DLC lie in bed with a billionaire moderate Republican like Bloomberg. DLC and Rockefeller Republicans share the same neoliberal ideology, so why not?

From NY Times:

The New York political world reacted swiftly and strongly to the possibility of Harold Ford Jr.s candidacy for the United States Senate, with top Senate leaders trying to squash the bid and close advisers to Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg meeting with Mr. Ford on Thursday to plot strategy for a campaign.

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Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the Democratic majority leader, called Mr. Bloomberg, and expressed concern about the reports of a possible Ford bid for the Senate, and asked if the mayor or his top political aides were behind the effort.

Mr. Bloomberg, speaking on his cellphone on a drive to an event, reassured Mr. Reid that he was not personally involved in the effort to promote a Ford candidacy, according to a senior Democratic official and an aide to the mayor. But Mr. Bloomberg also told Senator Reid that Ms. Gillibrand, with whom he has at times clashed, was vulnerable and would undoubtedly face a challenger, whether it was Mr. Ford or someone else.

But around the same time that Mr. Bloomberg was distancing himself from the Ford effort, two of his top campaign strategists met with Mr. Ford, 39, for lunch at the Harvard Club in Manhattan. Bradley Tusk, who managed Mr. Bloomberg successful mayoral re-election campaign, and Doug Schoen, the mayors pollster, provided a detailed portrait of the citys political landscape to Mr. Ford, a former Tennessee representative, and described to him what a challenge to Ms. Gillibrand would involve. The senator, appointed by Gov. David A. Paterson last year, has never run statewide, but is considered a prodigious fund-raiser.

Mr. Tusk confirmed the meeting. Mr. Ford declined to be interviewed.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/08/nyregion/08ford.html?...
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-12-10 08:30 PM
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1. The longer Bloomberg stays in office, the more of a diseased rhinoceros pizzle he becomes......
:argh:


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ibegurpard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-12-10 08:30 PM
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2. no need to expose his backers
there's plenty to despise about him as is
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-12-10 08:35 PM
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3. The White House is backing Gillibrand. The primary is over. nt
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-12-10 10:11 PM
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4. Just what we need another carpet bagger, Blooomberg fancies himself a King maker.
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