Morning Read: ‘Embrace It’

Today's New York Post depicts Bill de Blasio dancing with Fidel Castr.

Today’s New York Post depicts Bill de Blasio dancing with Fidel Castro.

Headline of the Day: “Mayoral Candidate Joe Lhota’s Favorite Word On The Campaign Trail Is ‘Unfortunate.’”

New York Post columnist Michael Goodwin is not a fan of Bill de Blasio. “In a nutshell — emphasis on nut — the Democratic nominee for mayor has outed himself as a supporter of oppression, as long as it comes from the far left,” Mr. Goodwin wrote today. “He also expressed his fondness for “democratic socialism,” which is like calling himself a socialist.”

The Post also returned to a 2008 story where Mr. de Blasio expressed regret for honoring Zimbabwe ruler Robert Mugabe at City Hall, and aggregated a front-page Village Voice story looking into questionable actions Mr. de Blasio took as a city councilman. (They further ran a critical editorial.)

While The Epoch Times noted a sudden shift in Mr. de Blasio’s campaign schedule since his primary victory two weeks ago: “Four days on the Democratic nominee’s schedule he had no public events, including no public events the entire last weekend.” He has not scheduled any meet-and-greets with actual voters since the win, either.

And the Daily News‘s Harry Siegel wrote an open letter to Joe Lhota suggesting the candidate position himself for a run against Mr. de Blasio’s 2017 re-election bid instead. “Face it: You’re very likely going to lose. Embrace it,” argued Mr. Siegel. “You might even position yourself, like your old boss did, for a winning rematch.”

Below you can watch both State Senator Daniel Squadron and Councilwoman Tish James talking to reporters after yesterday’s public advocate debate: