This is turning out exactly how I wanted it to. Bill de Blasio is the only candidate I'm rooting for.
Bill de Blasio is the only candidate whose name does not conjure up some vague dislike or nausea.
True, except for Bill Thompson. I don't know anything about him.
True, but that surname, "Thompson" seems a bit too assertive. de Blasio has the right soporific sensibility while appealing to a plethora of romance language ethnicities.
I thought he did a pretty shitty job when he was the NYC Board of Education President who pretty much paved the way for mayoral control of the schools. In addition, there was a piece in the NYT recently about his time as Comptroller of the city pension fund. He got a little cozy with money managers that he steered the pension money to who just so happens donated generously to his campaign coffer.
Quinn is in 3rd place? Oh how the mighty have fallen ...
Denzel appreciates the mention.
He's ahead because people dislike Quinn so much, not because of what he stands for. Meanwhile, all I know about him is that he wants to tax "the rich" and stop "stop and frisk." I read his website, but it sounds like a lot of baloney—the kinds of things people want to hear, but with no substance.
There is one bright side to him - he's not Quinn.
So you don't believe him or you don't think it's possible to accomplish those goals? Personally, I prefer a mayor who says what I want to hear instead of what real estate developers and wall streeters want to hear.
Both, he might mean what he says, but some of it isn't realistic. A lot of those decisions have to do with what the city council, the governor, and the NYS senate says. I liked him at first, but the more I hear/read... something seems off.