Some weeks ago we discussed the repercussions of a possible independent run for the presidency by Michael Bloomberg: Which party would a Bloomberg independent bid hurt most?
Now it seems that Sam Nunn may be coming to the party: Former Sen. Sam Nunn weighs run for White House
This raises several questions:
Who would be at the top of the ticket?
Would a Nunn/Bloomberg candidacy stand any chance of winning?
If not, who would a Nunn/Bloomberg ticket hurt more, the Democrats or the Republicans? Could it win any states?
I have a lot of respect for Sam Nunn. He has been a loyal Democrat to this point, and he is very well-versed and well-respected in foreign policy.
If Nunn is at the top of the ticket, and if both major parties run New Yorkers (as seems a very real possibilty), I can imagine Nunn doing pretty well in the South, maybe even winning Georgia (and who knows, maybe another state or two).
In that scenario, I can see this ticket hurting Republicans.
If Bloomberg is at the top of the ticket, I’m not so sure of the outcome.