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This is not good newsÂ as IÂ hope BloombergÂ runs. Assuming Ron Paul (or Tancredo) does not get the GOP nomination,Â then conservatives will need to look to an independent or third party candidate. Bloomberg, a liberal, is clearly not that candidate, but the more “serious” candidates there are in the race the more likely it will be that an alternativeÂ conservative candidate could emerge as a truly distinct option. From that standpoint, the more candidates the merrier.
The best scenario forÂ a third party conservative to emerge would be if Rudy gets the GOP nomination. Â Then you would potentially have three New York liberals running, Rudy, Hillary, and Bloomberg. Throw in a potential Nader run and you still have onlyÂ liberals. (There are some redeeming aspects of Nader including his own personal lifestyle conservatism,Â but he is still a political progressive.)Â Who would people in flyover country vote for then?