Via Ben Smith, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg gets Shermanesque:
"I'm not going to run for president, period," he said. "End of story."
Replied Couric: "Ever?"
"I think at my age ever is the easy thing to say," Bloomberg, who is 68, responded with a laugh.
What about all the Mark Penns and Joe Trippis of the world, who make their money convincing self-funding vanity candidates to run (c.f. Jeff Greene) so they can make off with hefty fees? What about all the third-party hopefuls who want to push a center-left agenda without associating with the actual left? Where will they go? Lincoln Chaffee, the nation turns its lonely eyes to you.
-- Tim Fernholz