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De Blasio’s Hometown Paper’s Editorial Board Calls His Prez Campaign a ‘Farce’

"Yet if de Blasio’s proven anything, it’s that he’s not afraid to fall flat on his face all across America. Repeatedly."

By NTK Staff | 05.21.2019 @2:00pm
De Blasio’s Hometown Paper’s Editorial Board Calls His Prez Campaign a ‘Farce’

The New York Post’s editorial board wrote a scathing piece about Mayor Bill de Blasio’s presidential campaign on Monday, calling it a “farce” and questioning how long the deeply unpopular mayor would continue his presidential campaign.

The Post’s editorial board pointed out how de Blasio will struggle to qualify for the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) first presidential debate next month.

In order to qualify for the upcoming debate, Democratic presidential candidates have to achieve at least 1 percent support in DNC-approved national and early primary state polling and receive contributions from 65,000 individual donors.

De Blasio is nowhere near cracking either threshold, as the Post pointed out:

“The mayor is struggling to crack the top 20 (out of 23) so he can qualify for the first Democratic debate next month and admits, “I’m not setting the expectation that I’ll be in it.”

“Among other tests, he needs to hit 1% in three serious polls (as judged by the Democratic National Committee), plus meet fundraising targets, such as getting 200 donors from at least 20 different states.”

“De Blasio’s first excuse will be that he’s such a late entry. But showing up late (and often uninvited) is his signature move,” the Post’s editorial board wrote. “Then, too, the mayor has been working to boost his national profile (and donor lists) ever since he won the 2013 election.”

The Post’s editorial board pointed to the success of relatively unknown Democratic presidential candidate South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg compared to de Blasio as proof that their mayor doesn’t understand his own party.

“The mayor plainly doesn’t even understand his own party’s base, but he’s not ready to admit it,” the editorial board wrote. “Yet if de Blasio’s proven anything, it’s that he’s not afraid to fall flat on his face all across America. Repeatedly.”

“Give de Blasio this: No one else ever thought of treating mayor of New York as the ultimate no-show job,” the Post’s editorial board concluded.

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