Graham: Not Even T.R. Won Third-Party Bid

Bob Graham doubts Michael Bloomberg can win a presidential election.

“There was another New Yorker, whose name was Theordore Roosevelt. He ran for president in 1912 as one of the most popular Americans in our nation’s history, and he couldn’t get elected as a third-party candidate,” said the former Senator after today’s bipartisan conference at the University of Oklahoma. “If he didn’t make it, I’m not very optimistic that any other third party candidate is going to succeed.”

I asked Graham if he thinks Bloomberg should just definitely declare that he’s not running.

“I thought that’s what he did today,” Graham responded.