More people know Michael Bloomberg than Mitt Romney and Fred Thompson. Sewell Chan has a minute-by-minute account of Bloomberg’s first press conference as a former Republican. You knew this was coming: the Run Mike Bloomberg blog. In the comments section, haildilda and hugh bagg express some skepticism over Marty Markowitz’s mayoral aspirations. Bill Thompson supports PlaNYC but thinks congestion pricing needs some work. Orthodox Jews react to Sheldon Silver’s vote in support of gay marriage. Republicans in the state senate are trying to fix the death penalty. Mitt Romney leads Republicans in some early states. Jennifer Rubin thinks conservatives are in danger of making the same mistake in 2008 as they did in 2000. Andrew Sullivan thinks circumcising children is child abuse. Christie Whitman (still) thinks Republicans should strive to be more like Michael Bloomberg. Kos says he could support Hillary Clinton. Or Barack Obama. Or John Edwards. Or Bill Richardson. The DLC likes Joe Crowley’s shoe initiative. Anthony Weiner talks about federal earmarks. Glam rockers Motley Crue are suing one of their managers for giving them bad career advice. And pictured above is Michael Bloomberg with declared presidential candidate John Edwards.