“While visiting New Hampshire today, Former New York Governor George Pataki told WMUR’s Josh McElveen that he is seriously considering a late entrance into the Presidential race … He said that he does not believe that anyone else in the Presidential field can beat President Obama …”
There is so much wrong with this I don’t know where to even begin. George, please. Next time, Just say No.
As this has been a statewide problem there is no way to know how many are applications are backed up but it has to be in the thousands. I know Sullivan Co. Judge Mike McGuire saw 14 applicants in just one day last week.
“… Left unspoken was the policy gulf in 2008 between GOP voters and Giuliani, whose moderate views on some social issues limited his reach. If anything, that gulf would appear broader in 2012, given the increasing power of social conservatives in early contests …”
In the past Mayor Bloomberg has tried dolling out campaign cash to politicians who support his hot button issues, especially gun control, in hopes of advancing his political agenda. He’s had limited success going this route. Next he formed Mayors Against Illegal Guns, which is essentially just a front for Bloomberg himself and is designed to give the impression of widespread political support for his agenda. MAIG too has met with limited success.
“… mayors in Chicago, Louisville, Ky.; Memphis, Tenn.; and New Orleans will split $24 million in grants to fund programs addressing what they have identified as priorities in their cities, from energy efficiency to handgun violence. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the grants Thursday as part of the Mayors Project, a new government innovation program at Bloomberg Philanthropies … Memphis Mayor A.C. Wharton Jr. … will tackle two priorities: revive areas of Memphis cut off by highway construction and approach handgun violence as a public health crisis …”
Impressive. He’s figured out a new tax deductible way to try and screw us. Wonder if he’s trying to set this up as a money funnel similar to what the Joyce Foundation does in bankrolling all sorts of gun control groups?