The already wide-open 2008 presidential race could get even crazier if New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (in photo) decides to enter the race as an independent, third-party candidate, as reports suggest he might.
Bloomberg will attend a bipartisan â€œunityâ€ conference today at the University of Oklahoma with other moderate leaders such as outgoing Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel of Nebraska, whoâ€™s been mentioned as a possible vice presidential candidate on a Bloomberg ticket.
Organizers say they want to encourage the major parties to field candidates that will move Washington, D.C., politics beyond their bitter partisan divide. If thereâ€™s evidence of continued gridlock on the campaign trail, Bloomberg might offer himself as an alternative, the thinking goes.
If he doesnâ€™t run, it wonâ€™t be for lack of money.
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