The Thomas Friedman column published April 22 infuriated me.
Friedman is obviously a committed Democrat, and his suggestion that New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg throw his hat into the presidential election is absurd. "Divide and conquer" is one of the oldest political ploys. Bloomberg would have absolutely no chance of winning the election and would only serve to dilute support for the Republican candidate.
Bill Clinton's win over George H.W. Bush in 1992 was insured by Ross Perot's entry in that race. Perot was a viable candidate, while Bloomberg is not. Perot drew support from disaffected Republicans and independent voters, and he put Clinton into office.
If Bloomberg has anything to contribute, he can help the winner after the election. Let this election be the electorate's choice between the known policies of President Barack Obama and those of the Republican candidate.
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