Monday, April 20, 2015

Is Bill de Blasio coördinating with Hillary Clinton's 2016 POTUS campaign ?

de Blasio's non-endorsement of Hillary Clinton

Not Ready for Hillary Clinton

Possible coördination ?

The decision by Mayor Bill de Blasio (D-New York City) to refuse to endorse former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign triggered lurid tabloid covers, including one in The New York Daily News with the headline, “Stabbed in de Back !”

The political fallout from the non-endorsement has ranged from one of portraying Mayor de Blasio as having acted traitorously to calculating.

On The New York Times Close-Up news magazine broadcast on NY1, The New York Times editorial board member Eleanor Randloph said she had a difficult time believing that the non-endorsement had not been orchestrated with the Clinton campaign, giving Mayor de Blasio time to deliver support from the political Left to the Clinton campaign at the right time.

It was not referenced by Ms. Randolph, but, in the lead up to the 2013 New York gubernatorial election, Mayor de Blasio worked behind the scenes to strong arm the Working Families Party to endorse the neoliberal incumbent, Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-New York), even though Governor Cuomo had been waged an unrelenting attack on the poor by making cuts to Medicaid and closing hospitals, and, lately, threatening to undermine public education.


Week in Review : de Blasio's non-endorsement of Hillary Clinton ; Preet Bharara's upcoming speech (Progress Queens)