Deficit of populism could scupper Bloomberg’s presidential aspirations

Could New York’s controversial mayor Michael Bloomberg, the tenth-richest man in the United States, upset America’s two-party apple cart?

20th November, 2010
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US president Barack Obama’s poll ratings are unimpressive but his opponents in the Republican Party are not widely loved either.

So, could this mean that 2012 could be the year for an independent presidential bid?

It is a question that advisers to New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg are asking themselves with increasing urgency.

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