Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Draft Bloomberg Committee Announced Today
Committee Says 'Washington is Broken' and Bloomberg Can Deliver
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Draft Bloomberg Committee was officially announced today encouraging Mayor Michael Bloomberg to run in the 2008 presidential race. Founders Doug Bailey (R), former GOP consultant and Hotline founder, and Gerald Rafshoon (D), former White House Communications Director in the Carter administration, announced today at the National Press Club that the committee sees Bloomberg as the solution to a broken two party political system that no longer serves the American people.
"At a time when Washington desperately needs to find common ground to deal with the terrorist threat, soaring deficits, failing schools, immigration challenge, and unaffordable health care, Mike Bloomberg has the unique experience of governing our largest city with non partisan government," said Bailey. "Right now, a severe economic recession threatens our economy at home and competitiveness abroad. Mike Bloomberg has a unique record of business success in and understanding of the financial markets," he continued. "He is a unique person for a unique moment in our history."
"He is a competent non-ideological leader who can bring the country together," said Rafshoon. "He has had multiple business successes and runs the largest city in the United States."
Draft Bloomberg is launching a 50-state petition (www.draftmichaelbloomberg.com) urging the mayor to run. The bipartisan effort is striving to bring Democrats, Republicans and Independents.
"At a time when our politics seems mostly to be dominated by bickering, attack ads and sound bites, Mike Bloomberg would be a uniquely refreshing, positive, candid, proven leader," said Bailey.
For additional information regarding the Draft Bloomberg Committee, please visit: www.draftmichaelbloomberg.com.