POINTS AND FIGURES: Mayor Bloomberg, Money and Politics. “This morning I was at a Chicago Economic Club breakfast. The two panelists were Mayor Bloomberg from NYC, and Obama’s former chief of staff, Bill Daley. It was moderated by Andrea Mitchell. That’s about as middle of the road as we get in Chicago!”

Shockingly, the discussion reflected a “deep distrust” of individuals’ ability to make their own decisions. “Bloomberg believes in centralization and crony capitalism. He came out in favor of it today.”