Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Polling for Dollars

So, what do you do if you're an incumbent mayor who is still way ahead in the polls, but you've got a few billion dollars around burning a hole in your pocket?

If you're Mike Bloomberg, you start playing dirty politics.

You start attacking Anthony Weiner, who has not even announced his candidacy for mayor--who, in fact, has implied that he probably won't run. You pretend that you're conducting a poll and then you spread propaganda about the guy who isn't even running against you.

That's the kind of campaign you run if you've got a billion bucks lying around. And it's why we need to dump this mayor.

1 comment:

NYC Educator said...

Hmmm...I can think of a whole lot more reasons to dump this mayor. Actually, as the presumed front-runner, he ought not to be attacking people. Maybe he's trying to discourage Weiner--but if he needs to do that he must be worried about him. As for education, Wiener's no bargain either, if I recall correctly.