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Bloomberg/Nunn - a third party challenge?
Posted by: McQ on Friday, August 03, 2007

AP is reporting:
Former Democratic Sen. Sam Nunn of Georgia said Friday he is frustrated with the direction of the presidential race and acknowledged talking with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and others about an independent challenge to the major parties.

''We've had conversations about frustration with the fact that the process is flawed,'' Nunn said of Bloomberg, who has sent mixed signals about a potential independent White House bid. ''I've told him ... it may be time for some serious people to look at what I call a timeout and having people of good faith in the Democratic and Republican parties to come together and address the issues that the parties don't seem to want to address.''

''We have not discussed any kind of joint strategy,'' Nunn added in an interview with The Associated Press. ''I have just had conversations with him.''
Oh, man ... that would be fun.

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Previous Comments to this Post 

Please, please, please...
Written By: Tom Perkins
Guess I’m going to have to lay in a supply of popcorn.
Written By: Jay Evans
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I met Senator Nunn a few times and listened to him speak on numerous others. I do not know what his voting record was, but the things he spoke of in person and in front of large audiences always seemed spot on. I would listen to their view for the country... and would love to see the scrambling it would cause the R’s and D’s.
Written By: meagain
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I still don’t understand what folks think Bloomberg has to offer to the country other than the personal funds he would use for his campaign. Anyone?

Written By: peter jackson
Nunn is an old school southern conservative Democrat and an expert on the armed services. I agree with your assessment of him. However my good opinion of him is now tempered by the fact that he has associated himself with Bloomberg.
Written By: McQ
I have been a Nunn supporter since he became a Senator. He is a serious and honest man and was a serious, hard-working, and honest Senator. Even when I differed with him (on, for example, Iraq I), I understood he arrived at his position honestly and logically and sincerely believed he was acting in the best interests of the country.

I am not yet convinced, however, that Bloomberg is in his league in the honesty or sincerety departments.

(Composed before McQ’s last comment)
Written By: vnjagvet
Being someone way outside of NYC who pays next to no attention to NYC politics, the first thing that comes to my mind when I hear "Bloomberg" is that draconian smoking ban he positively had to have. Actually, I think of that as his ban. Kind of meddlesome and nanny-statish for my taste. Certainly hope Nunn can do better than that.
Written By: Linda Morgan
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[sic]Certainly hope Nunn can do better than that.
If he wants one more dance in the lights, I think not.

Yours, TDP, ml, msl, & pfpp
Written By: Tom Perkins
Nunn at the top and Zell Miller at the bottom is mildly interesting. Anything with Bloomberg at the top is a total failure. The guy would come in third in his own state. You don’t need to spend a lot of time doing electoral math to realize that Bloomberg is DOA, regardless of how many millions he has to throw around. No base, weak name recognition, hated by the GOP, only mildly tolerated by the Mediacrats: great recipe for a third-party run.
Written By: FA
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How about Nunn-Hagel, or Nunn-Rice? Maybe Nunn-Snowe (OK, now I’m dreaming...)
Written By: Scott Erb
"How about Nunn-Hagel, or Nunn-Rice? Maybe Nunn-Snowe (OK, now I’m dreaming...)"
Professor Erb says "How about Nunn..." with what I presume is a race in his heart.

Nuff sed.
Written By: notherbob2
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If Bloomberg does decide to run, I would donate money to a campaign to get him indicted in Georgia for conspiracy to violate firearms regulations.
Written By: triticale
I have to agree with Nunn that the process is flawed, but that doesn’t mean I would vote for an rogue whose views are even more flawed.

I do find the whole campaign till you drop "thing" a bit too much. All those "more sensible" European governments (LOL) have the good sense to limit the time allowed by campaigns to a few months or weeks before the election.

It wasn’t that long ago that most of the press thought it almost a scandal when Ted Kennedy announced Nov 1979 for the Nov 1980 election, a whole year in advance. Today, it isn’t even a year to go till Nov 2008 and we are already tired of these candidates.

To paraphase Steven Martin .. "waiter, bring use fresh candidates"
Written By: Neo
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