He could've won if Obama, and other high profile Democrats, had come to his support. He was betrayed by his own party. Politicians from both parties are really out for themselves. They will support what they believe to be winners. It's look so many baseball fans who over night became big Yankee fans. Everybody likes a winner. If you are a Democrat you might want remember what happened to Bill Thompson. You party will throw you to the wolves. They are already doing it.in reference to:
"The Democrat who came within 50,000 votes of unseating billionaire New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is open to running again and said he's not bitter that many in his party deserted his campaign when it seemed like a long shot.William Thompson Jr. said in an interview with The Associated Press that he isn't ruling out any option for his next move, including a congressional run. Except one - he wouldn't take a job in the next Bloomberg administration."That's the one thing I can rule out - I won't be doing that," he said. Thompson, who relied on donations and matching funds to finance his campaign, said he will likely have spent $9 million on his first mayoral bid when the bills have all been paid.Bloomberg, the richest man in New York with an estimated fortune of $17.5 billion, will likely have poured more than 10 times that into his campaign for a third term.The popular mayor who stomped his Democratic opponent by nearly 20 points in 2005 had been widely predicted to win easily again, by at least 10 points, but he finished with 51 percent to Thompson's 46 percent."
- AP NewsBreak: NYC mayor's Dem foe might run again - Sacramento Politics - California Politics | Sacramento Bee (view on Google Sidewiki)