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Bloomberg Says He's 'More In Sync' With Obama

BloombergobamaNew York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg hasn't made an endorsement in the 2012 presidential election, but told the New York Times he's "more in sync" with President Obama on matters like marriage equality and abortion. He also told the paper that he thinks Vice President Joe Biden deserves more credit than Obama on pushing the administration toward supporting gay marriage.

Though he is more likely to agree with Mr. Obama than with Mr. Romney — on same-sex marriage, climate change and abortion rights — he expressed disappointment with the president’s leadership.

“I am more in sync with President Obama’s views on social issues,” he said. “I will say that I don’t see as much action as I would like, and it’s nice to be on the side that I think you should be on, but unless you do something, so what?”

Mr. Bloomberg was asked how he could make that criticism given the president’s announcement last spring that he supported same-sex marriage.

“Let’s get serious here: it was Joe Biden that forced that issue,” he said, referring to the vice president’s surprise remarks backing same-sex nuptials that were credited with forcing Mr. Obama to follow. “Some people say he just goes off; I would say he’s a principled guy.”

Bloomberg's interview comes as the billionaire prepares his post-mayoral legacy: last week he announced the formation of Independence USA PAC, a super PAC that will only support candidates who believe in gun control, education reform and marriage equality.

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  1. Wow. It sounds like Bloomberg has matured now he's been mayor and worked with people of all different backgrounds. THIS is how we win. Gay people need to come out so that our enemies can see we are no threat and our lives are basically the same as theirs.

    Posted by: Icebloo | Oct 20, 2012 5:07:24 PM


  2. Duh! Mayor Blooberg

    a NY republican (now independent) is a commie in the eyes of southern repub base

    heck, dead reagan is more in sync Obama than with the modern repub party

    Posted by: Moz's | Oct 20, 2012 6:06:46 PM


  3. I don't really know what to think about Bloomberg now.

    Posted by: BrosExposed | Oct 20, 2012 9:11:57 PM


  4. Biden's actions sped up the President's public support... but only a few days. They were definitely going to go out in favor of marriage equality before the convention; they didn't want to risk convention delegates embarrassing him by pushing it through, and it was looking like they had the numbers and drive.

    Posted by: R | Oct 21, 2012 7:14:12 PM


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