Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a leading former Republican party figure, independent since 2007, and the mayor of New York City has endorsed the Democratic candidate for president, Barack Obama, to be reelected as president of the United States.
This important political endorsement that comes a day or so after the worst hurricane to the East Coast of the US, in over 80 year is very significant for many reasons; he is the mayor of New York City but Bloomberg also is a leading conservative business entrepreneur in America and by endorsing Obama, he is discrediting the whole Romney platform that Obama is against business owners or free enterprise and for big government.
Also, by talking environment, Bloomberg sounds like a progressive conservative candidate that could have a role, as an independent or on the ticket of either party, in the 2016 presidential elections.
There is a momentum for Obama now among moderate undecided Republicans and independent voters that are witnessing improvements in the economy, decrease in unemployment numbers and an overall rebound of the housing market, which is a crucial index that the economy is on its way to recover.
The Bloomberg endorsement will be echoed by many of them on 11/06/2012, especially in Florida and Ohio; two states that are a must win- or one of them at least with other states like Michigan, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Colorado- to win the presidency.