Last night on NY1’s Inside City Hall, Howard Wolfson and host Dominic Carter discussed the suprising silence from the Democratic Party on Michael Bloomberg’s plan to try to run for mayor again.
"Where’s the statement from the state Democrats?" asked Carter.
"That’s a good question," answered Wolfson, who was once the state party’s spokesman. "The state Democratic Party hasn’t taken a stand. I haven’t really heard many Democrats take a stand, and I think that speaks to the fact that there’s acquience, or support for this."
Wolfson went on, "What has surprised me the most is how few Democratic elected officials are out actually saying this is a bad idea," adding, "I actually think there is a fair amount of support for this."
Carter pointed out that the Jewish holidays might have something to do with it.
"Thats true," Wolfson said. "But perhaps there are some non-Jewish Democrats who could have come out and said something if they wanted to."
Incidentally, at 4 p.m. yesterday State Democratic Party Chairwoman June O’Neill became FaceBook friends with Kevin Sheekey, deputy mayor for all things political.
Last night, a state party spokeswoman told me the organization has no comment, and it’s unclear if they will take a position on it.