03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

An Independent Bloomberg Would Be A Democrat On Policy

Hundreds of miles from the hustings of New Hampshire lurks a possible presidential candidate who supports gay marriage, abortion rights and stricter regulation of handguns. Who doesn't mind taxing the rich on their income or big companies on their carbon emissions. Who says that deporting illegal immigrants would destroy the nation's economy. And who is not necessarily averse to adding more bureaucrats to the government payroll.

That politician -- Michael R. Bloomberg, the billionaire mayor of New York -- has spent months laying out his vision for a post-partisan approach to politics that would take the best from left and right.

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