Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Bloomberg supports Hillary for mayor

From the NY Times:

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has long struggled to imagine a successor with the combination of star power, experience and grit to fill his shoes.

Hillary Rodham Clinton, the retiring secretary of state, told Mayor Bloomberg she was not interested in running for the office.
But not long ago, he was struck by an inspiration: Hillary Rodham Clinton, the retiring secretary of state.

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.


Anonymous said...

Hilly, old gal, get yourself a new hairdo!

Anonymous said...

So what if she isn't a resident of the city. She ran for senator before she was a resident of NY State.

Such a minor inconvenience isn't a problem for people like Bloomberg and Clinton, they are gifts to humanity and citizens of the world....Yeah, right.

Anonymous said...

Too bad Mayor Mike doesn't like the mayoral candidates. He groomed the Slush Fund Queen (Quinn) and now he's not happy with her. Hey, he created his monster, now he has to live with his decision when she gets elected -- and she will. Too little, too late Mike. As for Hillary, why would she step down as Secretary of State and run for NYC Mayor? The position is beneath her.

Anonymous said...

Does every democrat secretary of state have to be a skank? is that a requirement for the job in addition to being incompetent?

Anonymous said...

"As for Hillary, why would she step down as Secretary of State and run for NYC Mayor?"

Hillarity has already announced that she will not be the Sec of State in Obama's second term.

Anonymous said...

Bloomberg is such a typical arrogant p.... ! and now a back stabber...Quin serves her right, for believing him.. karma 's a bitch for both of these lying thieves..


Anonymous said...

Why not hold out for the Supreme Court?

Anonymous said...

Anon No. 7:

She's running for President in 2016. Why go for the Supreme Court?