Morning Read: ‘Embrace It’

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

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.'”

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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:
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Morning Read: ‘Embrace It’