Considering how arrogant Bloomberg himself is, that's saying something.
But after reading this quote from a Politico article, I'm starting to think Bloomberg is - God forgive me for writing this - right:
In the anthology of Barack Obama quotations, one of the classics came just hours before the event that made him the hottest property in American politics.
As Obama walked toward the arena at the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston, where he gave an electrifying keynote address, a Chicago Tribune reporter noted that he seemed to be making a good impression.
“I’m LeBron, baby,” Obama told author David Mendell. “I can play on this level. I got some game."
You want more arrogant, self-aggrandizing b.s. from Obama?
Try this quote on for size:
A 2008 New Yorker article quoted Patrick Gaspard, now the White House political director, describing what Obama told him during the job interview: “I think that I’m a better speechwriter than my speechwriters. I know more about policies on any particular issue than my policy directors. And I’ll tell you right now that I’m gonna think I’m a better political director than my political director.”
Or this one:
In author David Remnick’s Obama biography, “The Bridge,” he quotes White House adviser and longtime friend Valerie Jarrett: “I think Barack knew that he had God-given talents that were extraordinary. He knows exactly how smart he is. ... He knows how perceptive he is. He knows what a good reader of people he is. And he knows that he has the ability — the extraordinary, uncanny ability — to take a thousand different perspectives, digest them and make sense out of them, and I think that he has never really been challenged intellectually. ... So, what I sensed in him was not just a restless spirit but somebody with such extraordinary talents that had to be really taxed in order for him to be happy. ... He’s been bored to death his whole life. He’s just too talented to do what ordinary people do.”
My God, the best thing that could happen to this arrogant asshole is for him to be sent home after one term and be reminded for the rest of his life that George W. Bush got two terms while he got one and that he managed to erase the bad institutional memories people have of Herbert Hoover with the very bad recent memories of Barack Obama.