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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Video: Bloomberg in '04 RNC convention, resoundingly endorsing GW Bush

This is what the video showed from the Republican National Convention:

Republican New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg resoundingly endorsed G.W. Bush, while speaking before the RNC in the convention hall,
Let's remind you, this was in 2004, just as the US war in Iraq was having one of its deadliest years, both for the US and for the civilian population there ...
"The president deserves our support. We are here [the convention hall] to support HIM." --emphasis, Bloomberg's. He continued, "And I am here to support him."

"President Bush is a great Republican leader who has kept his word for New York." --Two years earlier, at the New York State Republican Nominating Committee, 2002.

Click on this line, to get the Thompson2009 Youtube video of mayor Bloomberg's own words, gushing forward, to endorse President George W. Bush.
Appropriately, the video is entitled, "George, Rudy and Mike: So Happy Together," with the Turtles' famous 1960s ditty, "Happy Together," playing in the background.

Pass this video around; Bloomberg definitely endorsed President Bush for re-election to the presidency.


  1. You can shrink those videos on the side panel to fit.

  2. I can't stand Bloomberg, but I have little faith in Thompson as well. I still can't believe Bill was the best candidate we could come up with.

  3. Thanks Ed Notes for the tip. I'll try shrinking the videos.

    To Eliot Ness, Bill Thompson is an underrated candidate. Sure is no thorough populist (such as the Mark Green of the 1970s and the 1980s or Bill De Blasio), but his succinct, yet substance-packed debating and speaking style speak to how he will be a razor-sharp mind for charting a better direction for the city.
    He has expressed an important critique on how the mayor has led the city in a development direction that has made the city a welcome home for the wealthy at the expense of the working and middle classes.
    Thompson has blasted mayor Bloomberg for the skyrocketing fares, fees, taxes, parking fines, and at the same time he has pledged to raise taxes on the millionaires.
    He has called attention to the lying with statistics numbers game that Bloomberg has done with trumpeting so-called increases in New York State test scores, while he has pointed out that students' progress is actually flat when contrasted against a more objective measure of the National Assessment Educational Progress (NAEP).
    Aren't these differences meaningful enough perceive a great difference between Thompson and Bloomberg and aren't Thompson's critiques and policy recommendations on target enough for us to support him with great effort?