Bloomberg discussed the 2008 presidential race on his Web site Thursday.
WASHINGTON (CNN) – New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has repeatedly said he's not running for president. But for a man who claims he has no interest in the White House, he does not shy away from talk about the 2008 race.
His latest comments sure to arouse speculation came in a personal entry Thursday on the billionaire's personal Web site.
The former Wall Street CEO again denies he has any interest in a presidential run, but wrote, "It's time for something real…that's what this upcoming campaign needs to be about."
Bloomberg also said the question of whether he plans to run for president is misguided.
"'Are you running?' is the wrong question," Bloomberg wrote. "The question should not be about politics, but about leadership. Not who is the best candidate, but who will be the best president."
The New York City Mayor then dolls out what seems to be an early version of a stump speech.
"We need solutions that are innovative and bold, not superficial half-steps that are driven by politics, partisanship, or special interest campaign contributions," he wrote. "We need real solutions that honestly address the big challenges we face as a nation."
In recent months, Bloomberg has taken a series of actions that have raised speculation he may be considering an Independent White House bid. He dropped his affiliation with the Republican Party in June and has given several policy speeches outside of New York this summer.
- CNN's Paul Steinhauser, Katy Byron, and Alexander Mooney