Monday, April 20, 2015

When the Big Apple isn't big enough...

... try running for President!

New York Post, "De Blasio in secret bid to be Dems’ 2016 pick":

Despite repeated claims to the contrary, Mayor Bill de Blasio is positioning himself to be the leftist “progressive” alternative to Wall Street-friendly Hillary Rodham Clinton as the Democratic candidate for president, a national party operative told The Post.
De Blasio’s hope, the operative said, is a “Draft de Blasio’’ movement will develop among progressive activists over the next several months that will lead to the mayor being able to defeat Clinton in the primary elections next year in much the same way leftist Sen. George McGovern successfully challenged the initially front-running establishment Democratic candidate, Sen. Edmund Muskie, more than 40 years ago.
New York Magazine, "Report: Delusional Mayor de Blasio Plots 2016 Presidential Bid":

Last week, New York's Chris Smith reported that Mayor Bill de Blasio is planning to insert himself into the 2016 presidential campaign to promote progressive issues. However, according to the New York Post, after just 16 months in office, the mayor has set his sights much, much higher. "With [Elizabeth] Warren saying she’s not running, de Blasio and his advisers are trying to position the mayor as the 'draft' candidate for the left in 2016. That’s why he refused to endorse Hillary last week," claims a "national party operative," who says the mayor's model is 1972 Democratic presidential nominee George McGovern.

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