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As Left And Right Fret Over Primary, Michael Bloomberg Mulls A Run05:35

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Michael Bloomberg, former mayor of New York City, is pictured at the annual Transforming Transportation conference in Washington, D.C. on January 18, 2013. (Ryan Rayburn/World Bank)closemore
Michael Bloomberg, former mayor of New York City, is pictured at the annual Transforming Transportation conference in Washington, D.C. on January 18, 2013. (Ryan Rayburn/World Bank)

The race for president saw an interesting twist over the weekend, with news that former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg is seriously considering a run at the White House. With both the right and the left leaning toward fairly extreme choices in Iowa, Bloomberg sees an opening.

NPR's Ron Elving talks through what a third-party candidate could mean for the 2016 presidential race with Here & Now's Robin Young, as well as what listeners can expect from the the town hall-style Democratic forum tonight at Drake University.

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