Bloomberg Uses Debate Footage

The ad hits on a theme Michael Bloomberg’s campaign has been pushing to reporters for some time: that when Bill Thompson is attacked over his tenure as president of the Board of Education, or over the pension fund, Thompson responds by saying other people had more responsibility in those areas than he did.

David Chen took note of the problem in his piece today.

It’s true that Thompson didn’t have the kind of control over schools that Bloomberg has had, but the defense that Thompson offers (as Andrea Bernstein of WNYC radio noted) can be a hard to sell to an audience. Particularly when said audience is inundated with ads repeating the original criticism.