Wednesday, June 20

Bloomberg Not A Spoiler

I really haven't had much to say lately, as the lack of posts would suggest. Being busy with work, and being a little tired of the political environment, I haven't signed in to blogger in over a week. But with the news that Mayor Bloomberg might run for president, I am compelled to say a few things.

First, there is no such thing as spoiler. Nader and Perot were labeled this and it couldn't be further from the truth. The biggest mistake talking heads and party loyalists make is assuming that the Democrats and the Republican already own the votes, and a third party is stealing votes away. The votes are ours, not theirs. And if a third party candidate runs a good election and earns the votes they get, then it is the fault of the two major parties and not the third party.

Second, it's ridiculous, and naive, to believe that there are only two perspectives that Americans can derive their political beliefs from. Yet we are force fed the same political rhetoric as we have seen in the first few debates, or class discussion as I call it. By a show of hands, how many people are tired of the same thing over and over?

What I do find interesting is how Mayor Bloomberg is talking about the environment and health care. I don't know a whole lot about Mayor Bloomberg except that he doesn't seem to be incompetent. I will be interested in finding out more about his positions.