After Resignation of Bloomberg’s “Harriet Miers,” Third Term Now Officially Defunct
Last week marked one of the most crippling political defeats in the tenure of one of New York’s worst mayors, Michael Bloomberg.
It was tremendously satisfying to watch this arrogant, nasty billionaire’s mayoralty crash into the ocean of failure, a destination it had flirted with for years. From the loss of the Olympics to the loss of a West Side stadium to the raising of property taxes and the proposal of congestion taxes, Mr. Bloomberg has been consistently one of the most unsuccessful executives this city has ever had.
But with the loss of Bloomberg’s Harriet Miers came a more obvious and satisfying realization about the state of the Third Term Bloomberg: it’s politically deceased.
Now, we can’t forget how we got here.
That the GOP made this man their candidate is an obvious black eye on the elephant’s already crippled form. The party abandoned all principles and vision when they allowed this man to undermine the will of the people and give us this monstrosity of a third term that has been about as successful as Spiderman: The Musical.
Leading the charge in the fight to support the mayor was, I need not remind you, none other than the illustrious Duke of Bay Ridge, Craig Eaton.
All for money.
Now, we’ve watched as snow storms have shut down the city, corruption has been rampant, and the Mayor’s closest confidantes are either fleeing the Titanic that is City Hall or are being forced out for their obvious failures.
Bloomberg can run as many ads as he likes. It won’t change the permanent scars that his mayoralty has inflicted on our city.
New Yorkers are finished with Mike.
Meanwhile, as we await Mr. Bloomberg’s departure, one looming question has been on my mind lately: who is the GOP going to support for Mayor of New York after Mike?
Between Giuliani and Bloomberg, there was a relatively peaceful political transition (remember those ads with Mike and Rudy all but bear hugging?).
That transition seems far less likely with all the political capital various Democrats in city government have been gaining (some deservedly and other not so much). But the GOP is running out of rich billionaires to put up in elections.
Well, I guess there’s always Trump…
God help us.
At least for now we can take comfort in the fact that Mr. Bloomberg now has zero credibility in politics.
But what the future holds is an entirely separate question.