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De Blasio’s 2020 Run Is a Just One Vast Fit of Self-Indulgence

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De Blasio’s 2020 Run Is a Just One Vast Fit of Self-Indulgence

New York Post May 24, 2019
Urban PolicyNYC

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?

Continue reading the entire piece here at the New York Post

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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.

Photo by Sean Rayford / Getty Images

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