Today, tiny New York plutocrat Michael Bloomberg and I both decided that it would be unwise for either of us to make a third party run for president. We both realize that even if we spent a considerable fraction of our net worth, each of use would probably win the same number of electoral votes --zero -- and end up having either a negligible or a negative effect on the race.
Mikey speaks for both of us when he says:
...I’ve always been drawn to impossible challenges, and none today is greater or more important than ending the partisan war in Washington and making government work for the American people -- not lobbyists and campaign donors. Bringing about this change will require electing leaders who are more focused on getting results than winning re-election, who have experience building small businesses and creating jobs, who know how to balance budgets and manage large organizations, who aren’t beholden to special interests -- and who are honest with the public at every turn. I’m flattered that some think I could provide this kind of leadership.But when I look at the data, it’s clear to me that if I entered the race, I could not win. I believe I could win a number of diverse states -- but not enough to win the 270 Electoral College votes necessary to win the presidency....
You're welcome, America!