Brokaw on Bloomberg

Okay. One more thing on Michael Bloomberg’s chat with Tom Brokaw. In this clip, the two discuss the health care plans presented by some of the presidential candidates. Bloomberg notes that the problem with health care is that the cost of uninsured patients is picked up by taxpayers. “I don’t see how these plans force a solution to the problem,” Bloomberg said.

Then, when asked about Romney’s critique of Hillary Clinton’s plan – saying it’s like socialized medicine in Europe – Bloomberg says that’s not such a bad thing.

So, how did he do?

Afterwards, Brokaw told me, “I think he did fine. Ducked and dodged and went on a little too long, but he knew what he was doing, obviously. “ He added, “I’ve known him a long time and I don’t think he’s closed the door on running for president, which doesn’t mean he’s going to do it. But I think he likes the public arena, which is a good thing.”

Also, in the Did You Know category, here’s Brokaw’s explanation of how he first got to know the mayor: “He dated a friend of ours, that’s how I first met him, fifteen years ago. Maybe longer.”

And this: “The day after 9/11 I thought he would be elected mayor.”