Michael Bloomberg, fresh off his one-day trip to Israel, was in Sheepshead Bay Brooklyn this morning filling in a pothole.
After one reporter at the event asked aloud if this meant the mayor’s reelection campaign was officially underway, Bloomberg replied, sportingly, that the mayor’s job is “filling potholes and waving the flag.”
He said it’s “too early” for a mayoral campaign, but added, “I think it’s fair to say you know what we’ve been doing. You’ve had seven years to look and see whether or not we’ve been doing a good job and we’ll certainly have a campaign.”
Later, he was asked about the term-limits lawsuit – which will begin with opening arguments this afternoon – and whether he had any “second thoughts” or regrets about extending the term-limits law.
“I certainly haven’t thought about it and I have no regrets,” Bloomberg said. He went on to say he still thinks term limits serve a purpose, but that three terms are better than two “given just the realities of how long it takes to get certain things done.”