Mayor Bloomberg isnt really much like Ross Perot. He has successful political experience and is not nuts. And to tell the truth, hes continued much of Giulianis good work in a less confrontational way. NYCs increasingly favorable stats are a reflection of Bloombergs undeniable competence. Its also true hes basically a moderate Democrat in Republicans clothing with some rather extreme socially liberal or libertarian inclinations (with the exception of his puritanical/prohibitionist/paranoid views on health and safety). In a race that featured, say, Brownback vs. Ms. Clinton or Obama, would he have a chance? Would Bloomberg mobilize that new liberal/libertarian voting bloc that we read about on so many blogs.