The first NYC Mayoral Debate between Democrat-turned-Republican-turned-Independent-turned-‘whoever will support me (and I can throw some money at), I’ll be their-candidate’ Michael Bloomberg and Democratic Party candidate William Thompson will occur tonite, Tuesday, October 13th. It will last only one hour from 7 to 8 p.m. and will be broadcast LIVE on NY1 from El Museo Del Barrio in East Harlem.
Here is a video worth watching from Stop Mayor Bloomberg with some incredible quotes from President Obama and David Letterman (and Jackie Mason!) about Mayor Mike. The background music to the video is Carly Simon‘s song “You’re So Vain.”
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At NY1.com, they write:
For City Comptroller Bill Thompson, Tuesday night’s debate on NY1 could prove to be a turning point. A chance to win over voters and push back against the mayor’s formidable campaign operation fueled, so far, by $65 million in spending. It’s also a chance for him to highlight what he says are the differences between himself and the incumbent.
“If you look at the last eight years, there has been a focus on big developments and big developers and Wall Street and wealthy New Yorkers,” Thompson said. “I see New York City as being more focused on middle class New Yorkers and working New Yorkers and poor families.”
The mayor, meanwhile, kept his cards close to his vest on Monday.
“Tomorrow night will be an opportunity for my opponent and I to say what we’ve done and what we would do,” Bloomberg said.
When asked about what could be filed under the “what we would do” category, Bloomberg on Monday pointed to the issue of taxes.
“I think that we can get through the next fiscal year without any tax increases in the city,” Bloomberg said.
(Really he’ll say anything that he thinks will attract people to vote for him. And it’s fascinating – and disturbing – how Mike Bloomberg acts like he has not been Mayor for the last 8 years. For example, NOW he has plans to improve the subways?)
The election will take place Tuesday, November 3rd. Please vote! (And NOT for Michael Bloomberg!)
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