The Federalist has published a piece I wrote arguing that, notwithstanding the critics, the Financial Times was actually the perfect place for Michael Bloomberg to talk about his presidential possibilities:
For one thing, the FT is a business newspaper at a time when a stock market downturn is heightening America's already formidable anxiety about the state of the economy. Bloomberg sends the message that he is sophisticated about markets, unlike the other presidential candidates, who are either career politicians, socialists, or the real-estate-mogul-turned-reality-television star.
FT's global nature highlights the contrast between Bloomberg's internationalist approach and the inward-looking policies of his would-be rivals.
For another thing, the FT's global nature highlights the contrast between Bloomberg's internationalist approach and the more crimped, inward-looking, perhaps even xenophobic policies of his would-be rivals for the presidency.
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Elsewhere on the Bloomberg-for-President beat, Matthew Hennessey has a really fine piece in City Journal making the case for Bloomberg.