Bloomberg, Who Is Not Running for President, Says Prez Needs Executive Experience


Bloomberg at his second inaugural, in 2006.Photo: Getty Images

Ooh! More fun with the Mike Bloomberg will-he-or-won’t-he: The Politico’s ace politiblogger, Ben Smith, relays a mayoral comment overheard in an Upper East Side restaurant last night. If Bloomie isn’t running, you might think he’d be fond of Barack Obama, another guy who holds center-left positions and talks about moving beyond partisan politics. But no. Obama “simply is not experienced enough to become president,” Smith’s source heard Bloomberg say. Also: “Senators have absolutely no idea what executive decision making is all about.” Now if only we could think of a possible contender who does know something about executive-decision-making…

Bloomberg on Obama: Not Enough Experience [Politico]