Mike Bloomberg could beat Hillary for the Democratic nomination

Last week out of the blue, I had an email from a friend who knows the ex-mayor, and he thinks this is the moment for a “Draft Mike” movement. He’s the “best person to lead the Democrats,” my friend wrote.

“Elizabeth Warren would be dramatically worse,” he added.

That got my number. Back in 2008, I wore my fingers to stubs writing New York Sun editorials encouraging Bloomberg to throw in his hat as an independent. Hizzonor rewarded me by leaking his definitive decision against doing so to . . . The New York Times.

To hell with him, I thought. I wasn’t planning to vote for him anyhow, though I did like the idea of having an outspoken New Yorker in the race.

Particularly one who could carry an unbridled pro-immigration, pro-business message others were shying away from.