October 8, 2009
July 20, 2009
The 2001 and 2005 Bloomberg campaign quashed efforts by Republican officials to field citywide candidates to run with the mayor, leaving the GOP lines for comptroller and public advocate empty. (Under Rudy Giuliani, the GOP ran a full slate.)
But since he left the Republican Party, Bloomberg has lost that kind of leverage. As a concession to GOP leaders, his team was forced to let Zablocki and Mendola run.
Wow, King Bloomberg, thank you so much for letting our candidates run. It’s almost like a democracy or something!
Of course, he’s offering them zero help despite accepting their help to get on the Republican line on the ballot.
Hat-tip Daniel P.
July 17, 2009
In 2001, Mike Bloomberg decided to run for mayor. He looked at a crowded Democratic field, with four candidates of varying prominence, and then looked at the Republican field with one Herman Badillo. The choice was clear. He would become a Republican! Despite the fact that he was a Democrat.
Then, when the Republican brand started to falter and King Bloomberg decided, despite the people’s wishes, that he would have a third term, he changed his party status to Independent.
I can hate him for all these things but at least he’s got some savvy. Who are the dummies endorsing him and giving him their party line on which to run? Why, it’s Republicans! The man totally uses us whenever we fit his needs and yet I have a lot of Facebook friends who head various GOP groups in NYC who are so proud when their group endorses Bloomberg. SUCKERS!
Yesterday, Bloomberg decided to endorse a Democrat in a contentious race in Queens. How sad is this:
After much uncertainty, the Queens Republicans gave Bloomberg their Wilson-Pakula endorsement this spring. And at a county party dinner just days afterwards, the mayor strongly praised [GOP candidate Dan] Halloran, leading some in the room to believe an endorsement for the GOP candidate would be forthcoming.
Halloran said he was disappointed, but held out hope that if Vallone does not end up winning the nomination, the mayor would endorse him in a general election.
“I would say that there’s an excellent chance that the mayor would come on board,” said Halloran, who has gained the Republican, Conservative and Independence Party lines.
So, if his first choice doesn’t make it the Republican candidate is wishin’ and hopin’ and prayin’ that Bloomberg will endorse him.
And these are the sad state of affairs of the Republican party in NYC. We support a guy who refuses to call himself a Republican in the hope he’ll look our way when it matters. But the guy who won’t call himself your boyfriend is always open to leaving the party with another girl, mostly because he can. It’s probably too late for this advice but don’t be the sucker waiting up all night for his call, NYC GOP.