HANGING ROCK, Ohio (CNN) - With Michael Bloomberg's presidential bid now officially over before it ever really started, Hillary Clinton won't face the prospect of competing against a fellow New Yorker this fall if she wins the democratic nomination.
At a press conference in Ohio, she weighed in on Bloomberg's decision, which he made public in Thursday's edition of the New York Times.
"I have the highest regard for mayor Bloomberg," Clinton said when asked about his decision. "I have worked with him on many issues affecting New York. This is such a personal decision as I can attest to. There are lots of reasons why people decide either to run or not to run, and I respect his reaching his own decision."
Clinton said she looked forward to working with Bloomberg for the "next couple of years."
– CNN Political Producer Peter Hamby
Sounds like she either plans on nominating him as VP (laughable) or working with him on local New York issues for the next 4 years. Maybe she's finally gearing up for a concession speech after March 4th. We can only hope.
Clinton – You can work with Bloomberg while you are in the Senate for the "next couple of years." The rest of America doesn't want you. Go Back To New York.
I am sure Clinton bribed him to stay out. She's got to be the most corrupt and manipulative woman in the world. I would like to see a woman as President but definitely not Hillary Clinton.
I my view, Hillary is dreaming.
Hillary the HOPE of 08 or Vote Republican
Its all about who will be the best president! :)
You need all the friendly alliance, you can keep on your side; Hillary. As a result, what you're doing sounds good to me.
the key words "next two years" WHERE ? ..in the senate? i bet as senators..
new this is a man who catch the subway to work in New York City
what wil she talk to him about
"Clinton said she looked forward to working with Blommberg for the 'next couple of years.'"
... as a senator from New York, though. Heh.
Hey, CNN? Didn't spell his name correctly the last time around. He isn't "Blommberg."
She looked forward to working with him "the next couple of years?" , Does she know something we don't? Will she be the President working with him or the senator from New York?
CNN, i caught yet another spelling error in one of your article.
getting so caught up with Obama these days, you guys cant even use spellcheck?
"Clinton said she looked forward to working with Blommberg for the "next couple of years.""
You obviously mean Bloomberg right?
OBAMA IS GOING TO LANDSLIDE HILLARY IN TEXAS, OHIO, AND THE REST OF THE TWO STATES.
It is so sad to see Hillary like this. I wish she would turn over her taxes and the evidence of years of her experience.
They have stripped obama and his family naked, why in the world does hillary think ohio or texas or anyone else will vote for her and she is in hiding. what makes hillary thinks she does not have to play by the rules and create her own.
it is so sad.
So, instead of one woman having to face opposition from six (6) men, she has to compete with only five (5). She's up to the task because her platform (especially for America's children) is at least five times as good as any of theirs. Go Hillary. May The Force be with you.
As a Senator from New York.
So it's official.
Only one person left in the campaign that was actually THERE on 9/11 and actually DID something about it.
Like securing billions of federal funding to rebuild the WTC, like ensuring the rescue workers had healthcare, like helping the 9/11 widows....
how come no one's speaking about that?
Hurray for Mrs. Cinton, our next president of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
Go away Cruella. Nobody cares.
Mr. Bloomberg, will never be on a Clinton ticket.. He to smart for that Hillary have to many unanswer questions regarding to her taxes and other dealings.
Yes...she will be back in New York working with her constituency.
this must be a sigh of relief for her.
Who is Blommberg?!
Blah, blah, blah.....
Hey, if we want to get rid of the enemy in Iraq, let's make them listen to Hillary for 24 hours. They'll surrender.
Just a heads-up: Bloomberg's name is misspelled in the final line of the article.
GO HILLARY!!! We can see it in the air that you will be the nominee! We need to strengthen our fiscal policy and we need someone like you to restore our diplomatic relations outside the U.S. Go HILLARY!