I’m a little surprised there hasn’t been a thread about this, but I know it’s a local issue. New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg has decided he’s running for [del]President[/del] [del]Vice President[/del] [del]Governor[/del] mayor again, even though he’s term-limited out.
What do NYC Dopers, and others, think of this? I’m all for getting rid of the term limits rule, but thought it should have been put to the vote. I laid that objection aside because it was so close to the election… until I realized the mayoral election is next November. So from what I can tell, there was no good reason to leave it to the City Council instead of the voters, and I don’t like that move.
Right now, this has some high drama qualities, with legal fighting possible and one billionaire potentially duking it out on the airwaves with another, as Bloomberg argues with Ron Lauder, who supports the term limits. Bloomberg himself used to support them also, very strongly. He says the city would benefit from his leadership during this economic crisis. And he may be right, but a few days after he decided he thought the term limits should get tossed, a backlash started. I still think he’ll probably win the election, but it’s a long time off.