Mayor Bill de Blasio has been running for (giggle) president of the United States for awhile now, flitting about America, hoovering up humiliations that would crush a lesser ego.
He’s been the regular butt of vicious late-night humor — and how many progressive Democrats have to suffer that?
He managed to get himself shouted down by President Trump’s supporters in — of all places — New York City, another singular achievement.
An eye-popping 78% of New Yorkers polled by Quinnipiac University say he should just stay home.
Staff and media folks routinely outnumber fans at campaign events — it would overstate things to call them rallies — sometimes 2-to-1. (He might someday draw an appreciative crowd, but probably only if he set himself on fire.)
He has taken to Facebook to beg for enough support to qualify for a Democratic debate spot.
But his polling support among Democratic voters stands at a nice round number — zero — so that’s not likely to happen.
So what’s it all about? Why is he doing this to himself?
Bob McManus is a contributing editor of City Journal. He retired as editorial page editor of the New York Post in 2013 and has since worked as a freelance editor, columnist, and writer.
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