The lack of self-awareness among elected white men is reaching epidemic levels. https://t.co/enr7UAwdxW
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) May 3, 2019
On average in polls this year (excluding polls of New York state), de Blasio has a 22% favorable rating and a 21% unfavorable rating *among Democrats*.
That's quite bad. The average Democrat has about a 3:1 ratio of favorables to unfavorables among D voters. pic.twitter.com/NI2MuLfQ0a
— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) May 3, 2019
The curve for mediocre white men is very real. Perhaps it is my natal chauvinism, but as far as I can tell, Bill de Blasio is the 21st century version of John V. Lindsay: A less-than-popular NYC mayor whose only qualification for higher office is “I am extremely tall and have presidential hair.”
I mean, say what you will about Marianne Williamson (I am not a supporter, or even a reader), but at least she has millions of actual fans. Getting dinged as ‘one of the no-hopers who didn’t even make the 20-person debate cut’ hardly seems worth taking media attention away from those candidates who do have a shot, and Goddess knows we don’t lack for qualified candidates already.
But then again, if you’ve got the kind of ego required for a political career, and you look at the farcical puppet now representing America and the Republican party…
3. Why are the De Blasio types running? Look to Mayor @PeteButtigieg. It drives De Blasio and others crazy that the Mayor of South Bend, Indiana has risen as much as he has in the race.
It’s a ‘why not me?’ situation
— Yashar Ali ?? (@yashar) May 3, 2019
Anybody can grow up to be President doesn't mean everybody should try.
— Schooley (@Rschooley) May 4, 2019
Democratic senator who’s not running told me what’s drawing so many into the race is familiarity-breeds-contempt
they’re not so impressed w/colleagues who are running and tell themselves, “if he/she is running, why shouldn’t I?” https://t.co/8Tw73TDZtO
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) May 2, 2019