Vallone Games Out the Bloomberg Presidential Run

Here’s what Democratic City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr., who already flirted with the idea of supporting a Bloomberg presidential bid, said during a taping of NBC’s News Forum this morning:

“I think they are very seriously looking at this. Here’s their problem. They can get on the ballot, money can do that for you, and he’s a great candidate, so that can do that. The problem is, with three candidates in the race, it’s very likely that nobody gets majority of the electoral vote. Then what happens? It gets very confusing. It’s only happened once before in history. It goes to the Congress, and now the Congress picks the president. So as we all know, the Congress is Democrat-Republican. How do you get the Congress to go for an independent? That’s their quandary right now. That’s what they’re trying to figure out.”

The interview airs Sunday.