Morning Read: Questioning Bloomberg’s Strategy, Pondering Thompson’s Future

David Seifman says Michael Bloomberg’s campaign failed to hit their own goals.

David Remnick: “[N]o one knew what to make, really, of Michael Bloomberg, who had to award every citizen of the five boroughs a pot of silver, three chickens, and the keys to a pink Cadillac in order to beat a guy named Whatsis by forty-seven votes.”

It was absolutely crazy,” Guy Molinari says of Bloomberg’s campaign strategy.

Chris Smith asks: Will Bloomberg benefit from Bill de Blasio and John Liu?

On Real Clear Politics, Stuart Rothenberg says Bloomberg’s “spending did cause a backlash, but so did his perceived arrogance.”

Bklynpol says “never to trust the Times again.”

Metro tries, unsuccessfully, to get to know Patti Harris.

Rudy Giuliani sings the praise of Ronald Reagan.

Representative Jose Serrano wants Bill Thompson to run for something. Thompson isn’t eyeing state comptroller too closely.

Adam Lisberg notes Democrats didn’t help Thompson much.

Representative Mike McMahon voted against the health care legislation.

Eric Ulrich doesn’t rule out challenging Joe Addabbo next year.

Tom Suozzi plays it cool.

Jacob Gershman explains why the W.F.P. has little to worry about.

Ray Kelly is likely to stay, but may do his job slightly differently.

Kelly cracks the whip.

Here’s another look at Dan Halloran, the first elected “heathen.”

The Post‘s circulation is down more than most, notes Richard Perez-Pena.

A high school teacher is in trouble for having students read Chuck Palahniuk.

Twenty percent pay cuts are proposed in Harrison.

Eleven properties in Yonkers may be seized through eminent domain.

And pictured above is Anthony Weiner in front of City Hall on Sunday, making his way to a press conference about health care. Morning Read: Questioning Bloomberg’s Strategy, Pondering Thompson’s Future