Two top mayoral contenders, Bill Thompson and Christine Quinn, were not available to comment this morning on the interview Ron Lauder just did with the Post. A spokesman for Thompson declined to comment, and a spokesman for Quinn said she was unavailable for comment [clarified].
Lauder told the paper he would support a one-time extension of term limits so Michael Bloomberg can be mayor again. Lauder, who nearly single-handedly brought term limits around, was considered a potential obstacle if Bloomberg did decide to run again.
I’m still waiting to hear back from a spokesman to Anthony Weiner; his campaign has previously said he’d run for mayor even if Bloomberg joined the race.
UPDATE: Weiner’s spokesman John Collins emails to say, “Anthony is celebrating Rosh Hashanah but has said he is running for Mayor. He wants to offer a vision of how to fight for the middle class and those struggling to make it. Currently, Anthony is fighting for a congressional recovery plan that will help our City, our middle class, and our country in the midst of an economic battle. It is important we put that effort first for the City we all love.”