Un-in believable What else

|
November 7, 2001 12:01 a.m.

Un-#$%#in’ believable! What else to call it? I’m watching Mike Bloomberg about to give his acceptance speech after winning the New York mayor’s race. Even though there were all the signs of a possible Bloomberg win for the last few days, I kept telling a friend of mine that I thought Green would pull it out.

Why? Just figured. Republicans don’t win New York mayor’s races, except once in a generation as a sort of ideological spring cleaning. So much for hunches.

Like my friend Mickey Kaus, I’ve got a bit of a soft spot for Mark Green, even though all my young Dem friends just hate the guy. But what’s really got to be devastating about this defeat for Green is that this clearly wasn’t an ideological win. And it wasn’t a personality or ability win for Bloomberg. Mike Bloomberg won because people really don’t seem to like Mark Green.

Ouch.

Introducing
The TPM Journalism Fund: A New Way To Support TPM
We're launching the TPM Journalism Fund as an additional way for readers and members to support TPM. Every dollar contributed goes toward:
  • -Hiring More Journalists
  • -Providing free memberships to those who cannot afford them
  • -Supporting independent, non-corporate journalism
Are you experiencing financial hardship?
Apply for a free community-supported membership
advertisement
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Senior Editor:
Special Projects Editor:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Publisher:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front-End Developer:
Senior Designer:
SPECIAL DEAL FOR PAST TPM MEMBERS
40% OFF AN ANNUAL PRIME MEMBERSHIP
REJOIN FOR JUST $30