The New York Sun suggests Mayor Michael Bloomberg could tally a whopping 312 electoral votes — landslide territory.
“States rich in electoral votes, such as New York, California, and Florida, could be Mayor Bloomberg’s for the taking if he jumps into the presidential race next year as an independent candidate, political professionals say.“Mr. Bloomberg, a billionaire who could run a self-financed campaign unlike any the country has ever seen, also has the ability to do well in the Pacific Northwest, the Northeast, and in moderate states in the Midwest, especially around the Great Lakes, the analysts said.”
As an independent voter, I love the prospect of a Bloomberg-type of candidate making a run. But 312 electoral votes seems a bit ambitious.
Michael Bloomberg’s Electoral Map