Thompson on Being More Populist

Outside of a fund-raising breakfast on Seventh Avenue in Manhattan this morning, I asked Comptroller Bill Thompson about the more populist tone he’s adopted since he began to run for mayor.
Thompson said, “I think if you look over the years, I think I stood up and whether it was things like the M.T.A., whether it was disagreeing with the mayor, before, on budget cuts and how it unjustly impact boroughs outside Manhattan, I think I stood up on a number of different issues. So, I think it might be a slightly different tone, it’s a different office. And I think that is part of the reason.

Thompson on Being More Populist