Phew, sounds like he's not leaving NYC. I spend too much time there to mess around with another mayor. This guy has got the right eye for green issues and common sense services. I'm sure there's something wrong with him, but I like the limited amount I've seen. Thanks to the NY Times City Room liveblog of the mayor's news conference (by my boy Sewell Chan!) for this quote and great coverage. I felt like i was in the room.
“I said that my intention is to be mayor for the next 925 days and probably about 10 hours — whatever’s left, 11 hours? And that is my intention. I’ve got the greatest job in the world and I’m going to keep doing it.”
“We’re a country that pays people to die early. We spend 50 percent more than Western Europe does on health and live four years less.”
The best line of the news conference? At one point, when the mayor was pressed to specify any circumstance in which he might run for president, Mr. Bloomberg replied, “If everyone in the world was dead and I was the only one alive? Sure.”