NYC Mayor Dropped the Presidential Race!

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The Mayor of New York City, Mayor De Blasio announced yesterday that he’s dropping out of the US Presidential race. He’s not yet saying who he’ll throw his weight behind among his Democratic contestants, but he said it, as a matter of fact, that he’ll head the way of the party.

On Brain Lehrer Show, the Mayor said:

I believed that my approach would work in a primary context but I also believed it was the ultimate message that would work in a general election context. And it was worth a try, and I don’t regret taking a try. I think you’re right, we learn either way in life from our experiences. But the most important thing is if you don’t make it, at least put some ideas out there and contribute to the discussion. And I hope I was able to do that.

NYC Mayor De Blasio

As people would expect, the one and only foe of the Mayor in the White House, President Trump, tweeted in response:

Mayor De Blasio is very popular among the people of color including the NYC immigrant community as well as the progressive populace. Rightly so, NYC for sure would have sticked with the Mayor no matter what -from primary and even to general elections.

Lately, however, there have been mixed voices about the Mayor’s popularity. In your comments below, rate Mayor De Blasio popularity from 1 to 5 with 1 as “Very Popular”, and 5 “not popular at all”. Choose from 2,3, and 4 to describe any rating in between.


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