Lost in the miasma of Republican presidential nominee goofs and Lena Dunham campaign stops: what's Mike Bloomberg up to these days? The anti-bathroom advocate and Bermuda resident has had presidential rumors follow him around during the last two election cycles (particularly around 2010). And this weekend we've learned that after evaluating the current lot of frontrunners, Bloomberg hasn't ruled out a run in 2016.

The Times dropped this bomb on all of us in the third-to-last paragraph of their most recent report on the current state of the Republican party (spoiler alert: TRIPLE SELL DON'T BUY):

Michael R. Bloomberg, the billionaire media executive and former New York mayor, was intrigued enough by the prospect of Mr. Trump’s becoming the Republican standard-bearer that he commissioned a poll last month testing how he would fare against Mr. Trump and Mrs. Clinton, according to two sources close to Mr. Bloomberg. But he has often very publicly flirted with a run, savored the attention, then announced that he would not pursue the candidacy.

CNN confirmed the Times' scoop, saying that Bloomberg commissioned the poll "after watching the meteoric rise of political newcomer Trump." They add that their source "did not discuss the poll's findings."

Although Bloomberg has flirted with mounting a campaign before (as he said in 2010: "I think, actually, a third-party candidate could run the government easier than a partisan political President"), he's never really seemed all that passionate about it. He has repeatedly noted that his beliefs alienate over half the country off the bat: "I'm pro-choice. I'm pro-gay rights. I'm pro-immigration. I'm against guns. I believe in Darwin."

But if a Bloomberg run pissed off more people like former Congressman Joe Walsh, then we're all for it.