Mike Murphy: Hillary is Muskie, Bloomberg a Non-Starter

Ran into Mike Murphy, the Republican polical consultant and talking head, at the Radisson in Manchester this morning. “President Clinton? Never gonna happen,” he said. “She loses here, but she keeps trying. She turns into Ed Muskie in a pantssuit. There’s your money quote.”

Last night, he said, he was at a dinner party with a bunch of New Yorkers who all thought the election would be about Giuliani and Bloomberg. “For a million dollars I’ll save Bloomberg $999,999. He’s a great guy but he’ll lose. There aren’t enough cheese-eating, Volvo-driving, wine-drinking guys for him to win…. When he can start a riot in a Wal-Mart parking lot, we’ll talk. Alright, I gotta go!”