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Bloomberg endorses Obama

2012-11-02 07:22

Washington - New York mayor Michael Bloomberg on Thursday endorsed President Barack Obama for a second term, citing the importance of Obama's record on climate change, particularly in the aftermath of the devastating blow dealt to the New York area by storm Sandy.

"Our climate is changing," Bloomberg wrote in an opinion article for Bloomberg View. "And while the increase in extreme weather we have experienced in New York City and around the world may or may not be the result of it, the risk that it might be - given this week's devastation - should compel all elected leaders to take immediate action."

Bloomberg said Obama has taken significant steps to reduce carbon consumption, whereas Republican challenger Mitt Romney has backtracked on earlier positions he had taken as governor of Massachusetts to battle climate change.

Comments
  • leonard.menge - 2012-11-02 08:08

    I think the is nouthing wrong with Governor Romney the guy is actually a nice guy, just read his wikipedia biography you will see.what I think won't get him to the white house is the many x's surrounding him from forein policy to healthcare and the economy, the world would be better if obama stays for another term rather introducing a new president who would make radical changes that everyone on earth will be affected about.

  • tuco.angeleyes - 2012-11-02 08:24

    The global motion picture stage show.

  • beryl.knipe - 2012-11-02 09:29

    How strange that "Bloomberg" being Jewish, would endorse Obama? Bloomberg needs to dig really deep and find out Obama's hidden agenda regarding Israel - methinks!

      doberman.love.1 - 2012-11-02 10:27

      Obama has been supportive of Israel, but he is perceived as an internationally weak president which is not best for a Middle East with so many violent Islamics. Around 80% of US Jews will vote for Obama this year. Obama received 86% of the Jewish vote in the 2008 election. Those that view Obama as bad for Israel are the evangelical Christians that number over 100 million Americans or around 37% of the population – these people believe that it is their religious duty to shore up a Jewish presence in the holy land. In fact people speak about a Jewish lobby and Jewish money but this is just anti-Israel propaganda - many seem to forget that Jews make up less then one percent of the American population – the truth is that Israel’s support stems from American Christians rather then Jews. While the evangelicals make up the single largest religious domination in the United States, other Christian groups also support Israel in overwhelming numbers much like the American Buddhist and Hindu communities. States are that most American Jews don’t support Israel as much as their Christian neighbours.

      fidel.mgoqi - 2012-11-02 10:33

      I'd thought that it was only in SA that race played a part in politics!

  • roger.kaputnick.90 - 2012-11-03 06:46

    Bloomberg chop!

  • Ziyaad - 2012-11-05 08:28

    Dear USA and its Leadership, Your climate is changing. You are being hit by hurricanes and earthquakes. Which of your Lords signs do you deny? Do not use socialism and democracy as your escape from morality and justice. Those "natural disasters" are wake up calls. Which of your Lords signs do you deny?

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