Secretary Of State Bloomberg?
Late last year Hillary Clinton revealed that she would likely not be staying on for Obama's second term, leading to fevered speculation as to her possible successor. New York's tabloids are floating Mayor Michael Bloomberg for the job.
Hizzoner said Thursday he would consider a role in the President’s cabinet if one is offered — regardless of which candidate wins the White House. “When the President calls and asks you to serve your country, you have to consider it,” the mayor said at a IESE Business School event at The Pierre Hotel in Manhattan. But he’s not headed to Washington just yet. “I have an obligation to the people of New York City,” he said, noting he has 642 days left in his term.Bloomberg would seem a logical choice, given his decade-long role as host to the United Nations and his personal acquaintance with dozens of major global leaders.
Should Bloomberg be tapped, that could be bad news for openly gay City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, the presumptive favorite in the 2013 mayoral race. NYC's second-in-command is Public Advocate Bill De Blasio, who has already signaled his intent to run for mayor. If Bloomberg departs for the Obama cabinet, De Blasio could have almost a year in office before the 2013 vote.