December 9th, 2010
05:00 PM ET

What is New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg up to?

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/12/09/caff.bloomberg.art.gi.jpg caption=""]

From CNN's Jack Cafferty:

See if you can figure out who said this:

–"Both parties follow the mood of the moment – instead of leading from the front... Especially in these tough times, we need our leaders to inspire the whole country – not criticize half of it.

- "As families struggle to get by, they have seen little but partisan gridlock, political pandering and legislative influence-peddling. Finger-pointing, blame games, and endless attacks."

- "We've got to pull together, and focus on what's important for America – and then roll up our sleeves and fix the things that need fixing. This is the greatest nation on earth..."

- "We need to shift course. We need those in government to stop demagoguing and start delivering."

–"Today, we again have our future in our own hands. We can blame others or we can put our nose to the grindstone and get back to work. We can keep kicking the can down the road and allow the country to fall farther behind... or we can face up to the hard choices."

These comments are part of a speech made by a man who has said over and over and over again that he's not interested in national political office. Doesn't sound like it, does it?

The sweeping speech was actually given by the mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, in which he calls for "a middle way" in government.

Maybe the Republican-turned-Independent Bloomberg is thinking the same thing a lot of the rest of us are: when you look at the possible presidential candidates for 2012, it's pretty much a yawn.

Sarah Palin? Don't make me laugh. Mitt Romney? Been there, done that. Barack Obama? Probably, but he could lose.

Here's my question to you: What do you suppose New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is up to?

Interested to know which ones made it on air?


Filed under: Michael Bloomberg