12 Reasons Why I Like Mike

michael_bloomberg.jpg I'm sitting here watching Hilary and Barack on 60 Minutes.  For some reason they just don't get me excited.  I mean, I wouldn't move to Canada if one of them was elected but there's something missing from each.

Here are just a few reasons why I'd love to see Bloomberg run (and win!).

  1. He's a self-made man
  2. He has an MBA -- he's pro-business
  3. Amazing philanthropist
  4. He's from Massachusetts (so am I)
  5. He's a social liberal
  6. He's a fiscal conservative
  7. Supports government involvement in climate change and strongly in favor free trade
  8. He's short
  9. He got rid of smoking in bars in New York (this eventually spread throughout the U.S. and Europe)
  10. He has a 30 year plan for global warming -- what mayor has a 30 year plan for global warming?
  11. He's adapted his politics to the city he governs -- New York is a luxury city so people have to pay high taxes to live here
  12. He acknowledges that taxes are a necessary evil

In the end, I don't think he's going to run.  I wouldn't want him to be a spoiler and he wouldn't want be one either.  However, if there is a real opportunity -- even in 2012 -- I'd happily join his campaign.