One step closer.

I have filed papers with the New York City Board of Elections to change my status as a voter and register as unaffiliated with any political party. Although my plans for the future haven't changed, I believe this brings my affiliation into alignment with how I have led and will continue to lead our city.

A nonpartisan approach has worked wonders in New York: we've balanced budgets, grown our economy, improved public health, reformed the school system and made the nation's safest city even safer. ... ..

Bloomberg Leaving Republican Party

But will the billionaire businessman, who barely beat Air America's owner Mark Green for mayor, run in '08? Who knows, but that aroma you're smelling is Republican flop sweat.