The Draft Bloomberg people are really running with my account of the Al Smith Memorial Dinner last night.
From runmikebloomberg.com, an explanation of why Hillary Clinton and Rudy Giuliani chose not to attend:
“If they went last night, the story this morning would be that Mayor Michael Bloomberg got a larger ovation then the two of them…combined.
If Hillary or Rudy went last night the only thing people would be talking about today (besides Joe Torre) is the fact that when these three people are side by side, in the same room, Mike Bloomberg is the most popular. Bloomberg scares them so much they are afraid to be in the same room with him for fear that he would out shine them! If Hillary and Rudy went to the dinner there would be a story in every newspaper today saying Michael Bloomberg got the bigger reception and would muse about a Bloomberg Presidential run.”