11/20/2012 04:01 pm ET Updated Nov 20, 2012

Bloomberg For President In 2016? Discussing The NYC Mayor's Future (VIDEO)

Will Michael Bloomberg, whose third term as mayor of New York City ends in 2013, run for president in 2016?

Hizzoner has repeatedly denied having any ambition to see himself in the White House, saying he'd rather influence national politics with his newly formed super PAC.

Bloomberg's admirers, however, likely won't let the idea of a presidential run die.

Earlier this year, before Obama won re-election, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman penned an entire editorial dedicated to convincing Bloomberg to run as an independent. Also this year, a site named "Draft Michael Bloomberg" called on Bloomberg supporters to rally the billionaire mayor to consider a campaign.

Speaking with HuffPost Live, Bloomberg's former deputy press secretary, Jordan Barowitz, doesn't rule out the possibility of Bloomberg mounting a presidential campaign in 2016. Watch above.