Like Ducking a Debate with Al Qaeda

In case you missed this, my colleague Michael Calderone stopped by a party last night in Manhattan hosted by News Corp, where Michael Bloomberg presidential buzz was in the air.

From Newsweek senior editor Lally Weymouth’s introduction:

“Everybody in New York that I know thinks he’s a brilliant mayor, and everyone thinks he would be a brilliant president.”

But the line of the night goes to Fox News executive Roger Ailes, who is still upset Democrats won't participate at debates his news organization co-sponsors.

“The candidates that can’t face Fox, can’t face Al Qaeda,” said Mr. Ailes. “And that’s what’s coming.”