Eh, I'm Voting for Mike
I talked to several yuppies at a party this weekend - Bush-hating, blog consuming, hyperpolitical yuppies who hate the stadium deal.... and they're going to vote for Bloomberg. I brought up the points. He raised money for Republicans? Eh, so what, he's not really a Republican. He's an autocrat. Eh, at least he's doing something for the schools. You're weakening the Democratic Party. Eh, I hate the local Democratic Party. I especially hate Miller and Fields. Ferrer is ok I guess.
And that's the level of debate, even though the local retailers that make the city great are going to be threatened by the Bloomberg agenda. Top-down management approaches, while nice when the folks are competent (which Bloomberg surely is), simply destroy neighborhoods. No matter how smart you are, you can't work for the city unless you are from the city and know the city and buy street hot dogs and get mad when the price of ice cream cones with chocolate dip goes up to $3. Ok, I'm rambling, and I'm hungry.
It's a blog, mmkay?