Posts Tagged: Bill Thompson

This Week's Winners and Losers of New York City's 2013 Mayoral Election

Let's look at the winners and losers of this week in the reality show that is New York City Mayoral Election 2013!

It was a quiet week in the mayoral campaign. Why is that? Because it's all already basically a done deal, pretty much. The Republicans are fighting it out towards a primary, instead of settling on a candidate, which is fine. We're all basically pretending that there's an active race and that anything could happen! Well, it could… maybe. There's the people with the money and there's the people without the money. Once again. Polls describe everyone as substantially lagging behind Quinn.

Mike Bloomberg Mayor Mike [...]


The First Mayoral Debate

Hands up, how many of you watched the mayoral debate last night? Really? All of you? Wasn't it amazing? I'm not sure what my favorite part was: the heckling of Mike Bloomberg by the Green party candidate (from the audience), the high school auditorium-level production values, the lightning round-good lord, there really was a lightning round (I'm sure any number of enterprising reporters are currently pounding the pavement to discover evidence that Bloomberg's denial of ever having had a manicure was a flat-out lie)-the extensive back-and-forth on water rates… it was indeed a rich tapestry. But oddly engaging!


Bill Thompson To Replenish His Busted Coffers

Oh, remember that guy, who was almost mayor of New York City, and maybe would be if you'd turned out to vote? He had to go and get a job.


Dear Bill Thompson

Dear Bill Thompson,

I have never met you. As far as I know, no one I know has ever met you. I couldn't pick you out of a lineup-and I can say that because I just now went Googling for a picture of you and I didn't even know you were black, so I didn't even know that saying that would have icky weird racist overtones! Seriously. WTF? And I say this as the kind of primary-voting nerd who briefly got into it with Leslie Crocker Snyder campaigners last night on the street. (So maybe I called her a killer, and maybe a bunch of Aborn campaigners laughed their heads [...]


The Awl Voter Guide for November 3, 2009

Choire Sicha: The purpose of this morning's editorial meeting is to discuss our endorsements for tomorrow's election.

Alex Balk: Oh, is that tomorrow?

Choire Sicha: Yes, the world's quietest New York City election.

Alex Balk: It's weird, I haven't even been robo-called. What the fuck is Mike Bloomberg spending $35,000 an hour on?

Choire Sicha: I think I saw a TV ad this one time as I was fast-forwarding on my DVR?