(Image source: Office of Mayor Bloomberg)

BY STEVEN SPARKMAN
ANCHOR CHRISTINA HARTMAN


New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg endorsed President Obama for re-election Thursday. His reasons? Superstorm Sandy and climate change.

In an editorial, Bloomberg wrote:

“Our climate is changing. And while the increase in extreme weather we have experienced in New York City and around the world may or may not be the result of it,  the risk that it might be -- given this week’s devastation -- should compel all elected leaders to take immediate action.”

Bloomberg praised President Obama for taking a stand on climate change, but spent much of his statement criticizing Mitt Romney.

The Republican presidential candidate, who once supported a cap-and-trade program, has since quote “reversed course” according to Bloomberg. (Video via Wall Street Journal)

The endorsement came as a surprise to political analysts, who noted Bloomberg hadn’t spoken favorably of either candidate so far.

Bloomberg didn’t endorse either candidate in 2008, but in 2004 he backed George W. Bush’s reelection. (Video via YouTube / MayorBloomberg)

So is this last-minute endorsement going to affect Tuesday’s results? A writer for the Atlantic says it’s hard to see how it could.

“New York's vote was never much in doubt -- it's a solid blue state, as are most of the states affected by the storm. And ... it's doubtful that most of the U.S. can be swayed by a prickly, unapologetic East Coast elitist.”

But a TIME analyst tells MSNBC it may just tip the scales in Obama’s favor.

“Yes, it’s close enough that anything could happen. Yes, it’s close enough that the ground game may determine what happens. But it seems to me, my analysis, Romney needed a little bit of a push and he’s definitely not getting a little bit of a push.”

Bloomberg had been courted by both campaigns for his endorsement.

NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg Endorses President Obama

by Steven Sparkman
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Nov 1, 2012

NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg Endorses President Obama

 

(Image source: Office of Mayor Bloomberg)

BY STEVEN SPARKMAN
ANCHOR CHRISTINA HARTMAN


New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg endorsed President Obama for re-election Thursday. His reasons? Superstorm Sandy and climate change.

In an editorial, Bloomberg wrote:

“Our climate is changing. And while the increase in extreme weather we have experienced in New York City and around the world may or may not be the result of it,  the risk that it might be -- given this week’s devastation -- should compel all elected leaders to take immediate action.”

Bloomberg praised President Obama for taking a stand on climate change, but spent much of his statement criticizing Mitt Romney.

The Republican presidential candidate, who once supported a cap-and-trade program, has since quote “reversed course” according to Bloomberg. (Video via Wall Street Journal)

The endorsement came as a surprise to political analysts, who noted Bloomberg hadn’t spoken favorably of either candidate so far.

Bloomberg didn’t endorse either candidate in 2008, but in 2004 he backed George W. Bush’s reelection. (Video via YouTube / MayorBloomberg)

So is this last-minute endorsement going to affect Tuesday’s results? A writer for the Atlantic says it’s hard to see how it could.

“New York's vote was never much in doubt -- it's a solid blue state, as are most of the states affected by the storm. And ... it's doubtful that most of the U.S. can be swayed by a prickly, unapologetic East Coast elitist.”

But a TIME analyst tells MSNBC it may just tip the scales in Obama’s favor.

“Yes, it’s close enough that anything could happen. Yes, it’s close enough that the ground game may determine what happens. But it seems to me, my analysis, Romney needed a little bit of a push and he’s definitely not getting a little bit of a push.”

Bloomberg had been courted by both campaigns for his endorsement.

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