Petitioning for Bloomberg ’08

On Friday, a group of volunteers will circulate petitions to draft Michael Bloomberg to run for president, which will be a rare tangible (if unauthorized) sign of the mayor’s hypothetical candidacy.

The petition effort is being organized by Independence Party activist Frank Morano, who has had mixed success trying to get other high-profile figures to run for office.

The petitioning will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday, at the corner of 31st St & 7th Ave, outside of the building where the Mayor conducts his weekly radio address. And, as Morano noted in a media advisory, “he'll have to pass the petition gatherers as he enters and leaves the building.”

Which means photo-ops, for anyone who’s interested.