NY Mayor Bloomberg Endorses Obama in Presidential Race
Bloomberg was at one time a Republican. Powell still is but both supports Obama. What does that tell you? Moderate Republicans are leaving the party because of its far right agenda which does not represent the majority of the population. After having voted for Eisenhower, Nixon, Goldwater, and Ford I find that Republican party of today no longer reflects my views.
This is incorrect. Mike Bloomberg was a one time Democrat who became a Republican of convenience so he could run for Mayor of New York City. Republican Party is so weak in NYC that Bloomie could just buy his way in. If he remained Democrat he would have had vicious primaries against other Democrat Lilliputians who believed they were entitled to become mayor first.
He remained a Republican during Bush years since that was convenient for NYC. He became an Independent & nominal Democrat during Obama's term since that is now convenient for NYC.