Morning Read: ‘He’s Going to Have to Answer to the Public’

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Headline of the Day: “Keep an Eye on Anthony Weiner’s Share of the Vote Tomorrow — No, Really.”

Runner-Up: “A Wu-Tang member, a comedian and a pro athlete all think Reshma is ‘amazing.'”

The New York Times reflects on yesterday’s day on the campaign trail: “There were arguments over dogs and kittens, a minor contretemps about circumcision and a weightier one over antiterrorism efforts, and first-day-of-school promises to improve public education, as New York City’s long and tumultuous mayoral primary campaign raced to an end on Monday.”

The New York Post used its editorial page to urge voters to go for anyone but Bill de Blasio: “Behind the smiling face is a self-defeating ideology. For example, de Blasio insists the answer to poor school performance is more spending — even though New York spends nearly $20,000 per student, among the highest in the nation. The great irony of de Blasio’s spending promises is that they require a city of more super-wealthy to pay for it all.”

The Daily News, reminding readers it backed Council Speaker Christine Quinn, agreed: “Importantly, she has refused to engage in the fantasies spun by front-runner Bill de Blasio, who hasn’t a snowball’s chance of delivering his tax-the-rich scheme for all-day universal prekindergarten schooling. Quinn would push toward the same goal in steps that would be far more doable.”

And rival Bill Thompson offered his own reason for voters to be skeptical: Mr. de Blasio’s Red Sox fandom. “Bill, in this case, is a serious Red Sox fan,” he said at Yankee Stadium yesterday. “Yankees win the World Series — does he go to the parade?” Mr. Thompson mused. “He’s going to have to answer to the public on these questions.”

While the Daily News and New York magazine discovered Mr. de Blasio’s son Dante de Blasio isn’t as famous at his high school as he is on the campaign trail. “Despite that unmistakable silhouette and what the old-person Internet would have you believe, no one under the age of 18 really knows who the guy — or his dad — is,” the publication wrote, earning reactions like “He’s running for mayor, and he goes to our school?”

Morning Read: ‘He’s Going to Have to Answer to the Public’