Bloomberg Can’t Picture McCain as Independent Candidate

Michael Bloomberg doesn’t think there’s time for an independent candidate to enter the presidential campaign. Unless said candidate is really rich.

In a television interview just now on Fox Business News, host Neil Cavuto asked about the possibility of John McCain taking a third-party route to the White House, Bloomberg said, “Oh, I don’t think it would be possible for somebody at this point, unless they had a phenomenal amount of money and a staff, to get in there. And he would not be able to mount a credible, independent run.”

Bloomberg added, “Could McCain come in as a third party candidate? I find that hard to believe.”

When asked about getting on the ballot in all fifty states, Bloomberg said it was “relatively easy.”

“[Ross] Perot got on most of them,” he said. “[John] Anderson got on most of them.”