By Josh Benson
The New York Observer
A little past 6 p.m. on the evening of June 19, Michael Bloomberg’s press office sent out the following statement:
“I have filed papers with the New York City Board of Elections to change my status as a voter and register as unaffiliated with any political party.”
And just like that, all the theories about the Mayor’s independent candidacy for President in 2008 became not so theoretical.
Yes, that innocent-sounding statement was followed by a ritualistic denial by the Mayor about how his plans for the future hadn’t changed.
But what does that mean?