I think one of the problems is a lot of journalists just have never looked around the world. Your smirk shows that you haven’t been outside the country and don’t know what poverty means elsewheres.
They got these billionaires in New York City, Mort Zuckerman and Mike Bloomberg, living in these incredible palaces with guards everywhere. Wherever Bloomberg goes, he’s got the dozen or whatever it is, security guards, just like the governor, state police all the time.
While any Lhota candidacy will be steeped in rhetoric about the Giuliani administration’s accomplishments, the question is how far Lhota cranks up that dial.
Registered Democrats far outnumber Republicans, and the Bloomberg administration has shown New York City that historically low crime rates can be achieved in Giuliani’s city without Giuliani’s bunker mentality.
Even Mayor Bloomberg, a staunch and outspoken gun control advocate, hasn’t managed to significantly impact the conversation, though his massive fortune and new Super PAC appears to be changing that.
In an interview on “Inside City Hall” last night, Gyrory said, “I thought last week his joking about the fourth term and term limits hurt her more than the phone call. That term-limits question is not a joking matter to primary voters. The polling data is replete. They thought it was a mistake. They didn’t like that their two referendums were so summarily overturned by the City Council. And they also have a sense that there has been a drift in this administration and has not been as on top of things as it was [in] its first two.”