The news that New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg has dumped the Republican Party to become an independent opens up a fascinating scenario that I haven’t seen discussed yet: the possibility that we could have a serious three-way race for president among three New Yorkers.
Imagine a ballot where we’d have to choose between New York Sen. Hillary Clinton, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and current New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg. It’s an amazing scenario to contemplate given that New York’s political clout on the national scene has been dwindling for decades.
Was there ever even a presidential race where two New Yorkers faced off? 1940 maybe?
In any case, after all the talk of power shifting to the Sun Belt, it’s at least curious that New York could hold such sway in a presidential election.
For Connecticut, that can’t be a bad thing. We’re clearly better off with a New York president than another guy from down South, whichever side of the aisle he may hail from.
Personally, I can’t quite grok that I may have to vote for Hillary next year, but time will tell.