The analysis pieces are starting to meander in, and a couple you may have missed are Fred Siegel’s harsh treatment of Freddy in The New Republic and Greg Sargent’s partial lament of the result in The American Prospect.
Siegel sees a certain amount of justice in the defeat of a man whom, he thinks, cost the city’s Democratic Party a shot at reform under a New-Democratized Mark Green.
“And so for the second time in four years, New York has elected a mediocre mayor,” Siegel writes. “And for the second time in four years, Fernando Ferrer is to blame.”
Sargent, meanwhile, thinks that Bloomberg’s victory was in part over Giuliani and Koch, and laments what he sees as the failure of the city’s elites to call Mike on his spending and to give Freddy a chance.