New signs that Bloomberg is retreating from the national stage?

He’s mostly meeting with people with whom he has good relationships, but one name at one of the stops stands out – Staten Islander Dennis McKeon, a long-time Bloomberg critic…

So meeting McKeon is a huge concession by the mayor, who once took five days to apologize to the widow of Dr. Atkins for calling the late diet doc “fat” in a conversation he said he thought was off the record.

And it’s proof that the national stage may have to take a backseat to legacy and survival in the third term he fought hard, and controversially, to attain.