On Term Limits, Thompson Remembers Giuliani

When he hears reports that Michael Bloomberg is considering changing the city’s term-limits law and running again, Bill Thompson is reminded of the end of Rudy Giuliani’s term, when the former mayor made a similar push.

The argument didn’t hold water then, and it doesn’t now, Thompson says.

After speaking against John McCain’s economic policies with Tom DiNapoli at a press conference in the Financial District this afternoon, Thompson fielded a question about today’s Daily News editorial that supported a change to the current law so Bloomberg could run again.

“I think I heard those same arguments at the end of 2001, when people talked about extending Rudy Giuliani’s term for at least another 90 days. I think we rebounded well after that,” Thompson said.