ABC News’ Gary Langer Reports: At an event last night sponsored by the New York Chapter of the American Association for Public Opinion Research, Ester Fuchs – a Columbia University professor and, until recently, an adviser to New York Mayor Bloomberg – speculated that Bloomberg would run for president as an independent if both parties nominated candidates from their “extreme wings.”
The example she gave was Romney and Edwards. With those two as their parties’ nominees, she said, it was, in her view, “80 percent probable” that Bloomberg would run. He’d have to be convinced that there was enough space between the two nominees for an independent to drive through.
As a general rule of thumb, anybody a Columbia professor (or New York’s majorly anti-gun mayor, for that matter) thinks is an “extremist” is generally someone I like. How ’bout it, guys?