In a New York State of Mind

Empire State pols used to dominate presidential races. And they might do it again in 2008

Left: Mansell; Peter Kramer / Getty; Jonathan Ernst / Reuters

New York Senator and former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani continue to run at or near the top of Democratic and Republican presidential polls, as they have for months. Hovering over the horizon like a Predator drone, current New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg co-hosted a conference on bipartisan political solutions in Los Angeles a couple of weeks ago and changed his party registration to unaffiliated a few days later, fueling persistent speculation (denied, so far, by him) that he might pull a Perot and make a third-party run as a billionaire maverick. Come November 2008, voters could be facing...

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