Bloomberg Says He Won't Run

'I’ve got the greatest job in the world and I’m going to keep doing it'
By J. Kelman,  Newser User
Posted Jun 20, 2007 1:11 PM CDT
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg fields questions at a press conference during his visit to the 311 call center in New York, Wednesday, June 20, 2007. A day after quitting the Republican Party and registering...   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – A day after sparking presidential hype with a shift out of the GOP, Mike Bloomberg says he won't run. "I said that my intention is to be mayor for the next 925 days and probably about 10 hours—whatever’s left, 11 hours? And that is my intention," Bloomberg told reporters at a press conference.

Hizzoner urged people to pay attention to the real New York candidates in the race, and to press them more on foreign policy issues like Iraq, which he then discussed, prompting the AP to conclude that he's merely being coy. The City Room blog's favorite line: asked if anything would prompt him to run, he replied, “If everyone in the world was dead and I was the only one alive? Sure.”