Politics

Bill de Blasio Ends His 2020 Campaign

Friend Or Foe To The American People?

By: Roseanne Cassar

De Blasio announced the end of his presidential run in late September. Credit: CNN

What happened to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s 2020 presidential campaign? Only four months into his campaign and poof- it’s gone. 

“I feel like I’ve contributed all I can to this primary election, and it’s clearly not my time,” he said in announcing his plans to drop out of the race on MSNBC’s Morning Joe.  

“So I’m going to end my presidential campaign, continue my work as mayor of New York City and I’m going to keep speaking up for working people and for a Democratic party that stands for working people.”  

Don’t bother, mayor. Don’t try to be all you can be for New York City or for all of its hard-working people. Through your campaign, you did not lose any money and New Yorkers did not lose or gain anything from your efforts. 

Polls show that New Yorkers actually don’t like your political views, don’t trust you as mayor, and don’t like you, period. 

The mayor did not spend any of his money out of pocket but made sure his campaign was funded by “hitting up New York City donors,” according to Politico. These donors have “business dealings with his administration,” making the funding seem like he was cheating.

Politico also states that, “he would not continue to pursue the presidency if he could not get into the October debate, but kept traveling around the country discussing his ideas and recently proposed a ‘robot tax’ to help workers displaced by automation.”

While things were going wrong here in New York City, the mayor obviously was not too concerned. He was nowhere in sight and continued on with his campaign.  

Here is some proof that New Yorkers really don’t like their mayor. When he visited Trump Tower for a “government announcement on building emissions,” hecklers held signs that read “Worst Mayor Ever” and “Failed Mayor.”

A New York Times headline called the announcement “A Circus.”  Mayor, this should open your eyes to see, hear and feel exactly what your beloved city is telling you. 

Maybe running for re-election for mayor of New York City is not a good idea.

According to Politico, Mayor de Blasio would have had more support if he didn’t use a quote from “Che Guevara at a labor rally Miami.” This was a failed appeal to Cubans against the revolutionary. 

Someone also thought it would be funny to distort the mayor’s voice while he gave a speech to labor workers in Iowa. This shows what the people of Iowa think of his ideas and beliefs, and most of all how much trust they have in him.

Mayor de Blasio pushed through his campaign by using his fundraising techniques, “relying on donors who want something in return, leading him into a tribal feud among warring factions in the city’s Orthodox Jewish Community.”

In the four months of his campaign, Politico reported some of the mayor’s mistakes such as breaking from being a Democratic candidate and showing up on different news channels talking about his ideas. 

“A poll released this week showed he had dismal support in New York, with virtually no one saying they supported his campaign. He polled at 0 percent in New York City, 0 percent in the suburbs and 0 percent upstate in the presidential primary.”

Mayor de Blasio blames the end of his campaign on timing and the amount of responsibilities he has on his plate.  

In reality, his reputation as mayor is long gone. New Yorkers and Americans have spoken. 

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