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.”