Rupert Murdoch wants Michael Bloomberg to enter the 2016 race

Rupert Murdoch: Michael Bloomberg For President

(NYMag) -- In a particularly sad 2012 election subplot, Mitt Romney's effort to woo Rupert Murdoch resulted in the conservative mogul gradually registering his displeasure with the Republican nominee in a series of cryptic tweets. Apparently he'll continue the practice in 2016. Murdoch has already called Donald Trump "wrong" and "embarrassing" on Twitter, but on Sunday night he tried a more subtle attack: calling for his pal Michael Bloomberg to enter the race.

Murdoch started with mild praise for Trump, lest he add fuel to the dispute between Fox News and the GOP frontrunner:

And what about rumors that the former mayor would run as a Democrat?

As New York's Chris Smith reported in June, Bloomberg probably isn't considering a run, but a billionaire can dream.

Update: Later Murdoch clarified that he might not even vote for Bloomberg:

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Rupert Murdoch wants Michael Bloomberg to enter the 2016 race

Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont (D)

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of New York (D)

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Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee (R)

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Former CEO, Businesswoman Carly Fiorina of California (R)

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Former New York Governor George Pataki (R)

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Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina (R)

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R)

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Former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore (R)

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