New York City voters are not happy with a de Blasio run for President…
And the media seems to be pissed with him on his campaign roll out and in general…
New York City may not have a reputation as the friendliest town, but news that Mayor Bill de Blasio is running for president was met with particular derision.
“Me doing stand-up is like Bill de Blasio running for president,” said Tina Fey this week at a Comedy vs. Cancer charity event in Manhattan, according to someone who attended. “Except I would figure it out because I’m not the worst.”
Former Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein tweeted, “On the bright side, if DeB gets elected prez, we New Yorkers will lose his undivided attention a year ahead of schedule.”
“I think there’s a lot of hypocrisy behind his actions and I think in a place like New York people see right through it,” said Assemblyman Ron Kim, a Queens Democrat who endorsed Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign in March.
To the untrained eye, it might seem a mystery why a committed progressive mayor of one America’s most liberal bastions — who handily won a second term in 2017 — would face such mockery for his presidential ambitions. Solving that mystery requires understanding de Blasio’s personality — or at least the political world’s understanding of that personality, as refracted through the lens of a New York media with which he has had a bad relationship from the beginning.
Former aides and allies have long questioned his approach to the press….