09 May 2011

In a political party system where many view the Center as a mere blend between two purer ideologies of conservatism and progressivism, political independent Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York often has something creative to say. Elected in a city of greater diversity, wealth and population than many US states and several countries, he’s someone that’s perhaps worth listening to. Yet is he actually creative? On last week's broadcast of NBC’s Meet the Press, Mr. Mayor did not disappoint. In a roundtable segment in which he was accompanied by Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, Obama Adviser David Axelrod and moderator David Gregory, he touched upon a number of topics with a degree of freedom we don’t often see from our two well known – and all too well defined – major political parties. He displayed agility of one comfortable with his thought process and willing to share it in a tone of centrist legitimacy. It was a thought process less defined by...