In the days since last week’s shooting, Bloomberg has arguably become one of the key public faces of the tragedy as he bluntly urged the president and members of Congress to offer more than just “talk” in the aftermath of yet another mass shooting. His aggressive posture comes as Bloomberg seeks to transition from being the lame duck mayor of the nation’s largest city to a potentially more prominent role on the national political stage.
“Bloomberg has been fearless in stepping out on big, controversial issues. I think he is on his way to becoming the most influential private citizen in the history of the country,” Mark McKinnon, a Texas-based political strategist who previously worked for George W. Bush, told Yahoo News.
One thing you have to appreciate about Rick Perry is that his Twitter feed is never boring. While Mitt Romney’s fan boy pic with Robert Pattinson was pretty amusing, his feed has gone totally vanilla since he officially launched his second bid for the White House.