BLOOMBERG NO LONGER A REPUBLICAN

The story also claims “The aides have said he would travel the country to see whether the message of centrist problem-solving he delivered in California resonates.” What are those “centrist” ideas, according to the New York Times? “global warming, immigration, a crackdown on illegal guns.” The story later notes “Until he ran for mayor in 2001, Mr. Bloomberg was a lifelong Democrat, and his success in New York reflected his ability to draw Democratic votes: he is for abortion rights, gay rights and gun control.” (New York Times)

From Hewitt: Pragmatic Republicans have to realize that Bloomberg's entry makes the financial dimension of the campaign much more important, and that favors Romney. So too will the reactions of down ticket Republicans across the country worried about getting swept away in a sea of Clinton-Bloomberg left-wing ads and internet activism. (Townhall)