Item: MAC: MIKE STILL IN VEEPSTAKES
Analysis: The question is: On which issues do Bloomberg and McCain agree? Not that many…
I concur. I tend to think that this, like the idea of Barack Obama running with the much more conservative Sam Nunn, is just kabuki designed to make both candidates appear less orthodox than they really are. But this is especially acute in the case of Bloomberg who would seem to be a much better fit with Obama (not a good idea either) than with McCain. Let’s just also note that a McCain-Bloomberg ticket would be incredibly short. However, in the unlikely event that McCain undergoes a magical transformation and adopts all of Mike Bloomberg’s substantive views, I’ll like him much better.
UPDATE: Ben Wasserstein has a definitive exploration of why Michael Bloomberg shouldn’t become anyone’s VP.