Well, it’s over. It’s done. It was actually finished the moment this man announced he wanted to run for president. New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio finally signed the euthanasia order for his 2020 presidential bid. He pulled the plug on it this weekend. This was a vanity project. Billy had no chance to win. His agenda too left-wing. No one knew who he was—and really no one cared. He registered a whopping zero percent in 2020 polls, and everyone knew it. He has no name recognition, no national constituency, and he’s in a field with deeper and more well-known Democrats who could mount a national run. There was no way he was going to overtake Biden, Warren, Harris, or even Buttigieg. It got to the point where even those who aren’t known for their political advocacy, like comedian Billy Crystal, mocked the mayor’s run, noting that he’s not going anywhere so just come back and do your job in the city (via Fox News):
Hollywood legend Billy Crystal slammed New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s struggling 2020 presidential campaign … and said the mayor should return to Manhattan and fix its problems.
“De Blasio, what are you doing in Iowa? You’re going nowhere, come back and clean up this city,” Crystal said on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
The New York crowd applauded as Colbert shook Crystal’s hand and responded, “Thank you.”
“Otherwise, I’m happy to be here,” Crystal joked.
No one wanted this clown to run in the first place. When there’s braindead-level support for your presidential aspirations in your backyard, it’s time to call it a day. De Blasio finally has—but The NY Post decided to mark the occasion by running an “obituary” (via NY Post):
Now here’s the question: When a candidate craters in public and nobody cares, does he make a difference?
Well, maybe these: De Blasio’s departure probably raises the IQ of the Democratic field by a few points, plus the New York hotel industry — which pretty much financed his campaign — can lay down its checkbook for a while.
And now Kaiser Wilhelm has New York to kick around some more — or, as he puts it, “I’m going to continue my work as mayor.”
Surely the Park Slope Y appreciates the heads-up, because nothing spiffs up a gym like police security details hanging around all morning.
And if there are not enough vagrants splayed out on subway car benches, a rested and re-energized Bill de Blasio quickly can chum up some more.
Plus the city hasn’t been punked by Andrew Cuomo in months; the governor will be delighted to see his old sparring partner climb back into the ring.
So happy days are here again, and the skies above are clear again — except for those subway bums. Plus collapsing public housing, people shooting at cops, a barely functional public school system, a wife grinding up tax dollars to fuel a make-work mental health project, and so on and so forth.
Geez, no wonder the man ran for president.
Ouch. Talk about being stabbed, shot, and then being set on fire.