A New York Trifecta?

Now that it’s looking a bit more likely
that Michael Bloomberg could maybe, perhaps,
possibly run for President
on a third-party ticket,
you’ve got to at least entertain this bizarre
ballot possibility in 2008:

For U.S. President:

Hillary Clinton (D-NY)

Rudolph Giuliani (R-NY)

Michael Bloomberg (I-NY)

How nice it would be, speaking as a NYC resident, to know that regardless of the outcome, that pork dollars would begin to flow our way. I’ve read many accounts of how immigrants in the early 20th century came to New York expecting that the streets to be literally paved with gold. Immigrants a century later might actually find that to be true.


ThisManMustBeStopped

Given gold's relative scarcity and malleability, I hope that New Yorkers can hope for better pork barrel spending projects than a questionable paving scheme.

Harlan

For this mostly-liberal NYC resident, I'd vote Clinton in the 2-way race and Bloomberg in the 3-way race. In fact, right now, I'd take Bloomberg over anybody in the Democratic field except maybe Obama. But I don't think Clinton/Giuliani is a possibility. If Rudy wins the GOP nomination, half the GOP would defect and there would be a 3rd party spoiler from the right, Brownback or somebody like that.

We don't want the streets here to be paved with gold. Rents are too high as it is! Make everyone stay away!

Kent

Arrow's impossibility theorem--

Wikipedia says, "In voting systems, Arrow's impossibility theorem, or Arrow's paradox, demonstrates that no voting system based on ranked preferences can possibly meet a certain set of reasonable criteria when there are three or more options to choose from."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arrow's_impossibility_theorem

hyrumberg

I don't see how anyone could be proud of their city/state excepting charity such as pork. If we could slice the pork out of the budget we could cut taxes for the poor and middle class.

slim

Dubner, in your previous post about guns, you said "imported to New York" - which is an incorrect term in economics. You either "export to" or "import from" - but you can't "import to" or "export from." You meant to say "imported from Virginia" or "exported to New York."

lermit

It's an old chicken or egg question, the trifecta. He would make a very good president. Just like both other contenders.

.lermit

indi500fan

Two liberals and a RINO.

hey that would make a great movie title.......

ImFromGuam

I still think the native american indians got the better deal when they traded Long Island for a handful of shiny glass beads.

jodo201

First off. Guilliani - no way. Hillary likely. Bloomberg: with the strength of 468 Independents running for Congress/Senate in 2008, he could WIN!

www.DraftMichael.com

Wasp Star

I don't think presidents get much say in pork, as pork is usually added in Congress. Presidents don't have the luxury of signing or vetoing based on some minor rider on a bill.

Pat Green

If that ballot is a serious possibility, I'll start looking for new jobs in Canada/Australia/UK. That would seriously be the last straw for me.

ACS0202

If that ballot is a serious possibility, I'll start looking for new jobs in Canada/Australia/UK. That would seriously be the last straw for me.

I dont think it will get that bad - My prediction

Edwards/Obama for the dems
Guilianni/? for the republicans.

As you will see, the vice president for the R's are totally up in the air. Id say McCain but he may not live to the election (politically thanks to the Iraq war and physically because well he's really old.)

Hillary wont get a look in at the Democrat primary - she has too many enemies within the party.

egretman

Only after the successful reign of a president from Texas could such a trio of saps from NYC ever be considered.

We love NY again!

ray

Bizarre may be the wrong word, frightening might be a better choice. Is it just me or is the "presidential election season" getting just a little too long?

ThisManMustBeStopped

Given gold's relative scarcity and malleability, I hope that New Yorkers can hope for better pork barrel spending projects than a questionable paving scheme.

Harlan

For this mostly-liberal NYC resident, I'd vote Clinton in the 2-way race and Bloomberg in the 3-way race. In fact, right now, I'd take Bloomberg over anybody in the Democratic field except maybe Obama. But I don't think Clinton/Giuliani is a possibility. If Rudy wins the GOP nomination, half the GOP would defect and there would be a 3rd party spoiler from the right, Brownback or somebody like that.

We don't want the streets here to be paved with gold. Rents are too high as it is! Make everyone stay away!

Kent

Arrow's impossibility theorem--

Wikipedia says, "In voting systems, Arrow's impossibility theorem, or Arrow's paradox, demonstrates that no voting system based on ranked preferences can possibly meet a certain set of reasonable criteria when there are three or more options to choose from."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arrow's_impossibility_theorem

hyrumberg

I don't see how anyone could be proud of their city/state excepting charity such as pork. If we could slice the pork out of the budget we could cut taxes for the poor and middle class.

slim

Dubner, in your previous post about guns, you said "imported to New York" - which is an incorrect term in economics. You either "export to" or "import from" - but you can't "import to" or "export from." You meant to say "imported from Virginia" or "exported to New York."

lermit

It's an old chicken or egg question, the trifecta. He would make a very good president. Just like both other contenders.

.lermit