Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Will Bill Thompson Be The Next Mayor Of New York?

It seems as if the mayoral election in New York City has taken an unexpected turn. Anthony Wiener, who was once the front runner in the campaign has imploded because of his inability to stop "tweeting his meat", and his numbers are falling. City Counsel Speaker Christine Quinn, whose campaign was predicated upon her breaking the glass ceiling by being both the city's first openly gay, and female mayor, has come under fire for allegedly allowing the City Council to be "manipulated" by Mayor Bloomberg. Quinn is still leading, but has slipped in the polls in recent weeks. Another Democratic candidate, New York City Public Advocate, Bill deBlasio is now tied with Bill Thompson for second place. But   Thompson is expected to get 35% of the black vote, and has the support of both the influential teachers union and the New York City Firefighters.

Thompson may actually have a shot at becoming the second African-American mayor in New York City history.

As you read this you might be thinking what I was thinking. Who is Bill Thompson?
Bill Thompson was the 42nd Comptroller of New York City. He was sworn in January of 2002, and was re-elected to serve a second term in January of 2006. In 2009 Thompson left office to run for mayor of NYC, and although he was unsuccessful, it was an extremely close race with Thompson getting 46% of the vote, and Mayor Bloomberg getting 51% to squeeze out a victory.

If I may be blunt, and I will. Bill de Blasio is not really a factor in this race. Thompson may win because he is the lesser of "3 evils". Although New York is a Blue state, there is still a certain element who will have to choose between a Black man, a lesbian, and an arrogant pervert if he insists on embarrassing himself by staying in this race. Decisions! Decisions!


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