The Left doesn't quite know what could hit them
For someone who wants to build a multiracial coalition, you spend very little time in this post examining what voters of color say we prioritize in this election, and why a flawed candidate like Eric Adams is eating the left's lunch with Black and Latino voters in the polls.
I don't think that this is your intention, but the implication that Black voters can't see through "identity politics" and vote in our own self-interest is actually very condescending.
This article was FIRE! As an African American female New Yorker, I can see right through Adams and all the others using identity politics to steal the heart and votes who can't see beyond skin color. I could hardly sit through half of the debate but every time Adams spoke, he used many words without saying anything at all. He's noting but an empty vessel fit for use by the predatory rich and wealthy. You're quite bold to publish this but I'm so grateful that you did. We have, at least been warned. And that last line "But a relationship with reality, in this age, is not a prerequisite for success." Was EVERYTHING! #YANGNY2021
The real danger is that big money aligned with progressive virtue signaling politics is trying to abolish private individual home ownership.
Yang comes off as a bumbling outsider, and after 8 years of DeBlasio bumbling, I’d prefer a mayor who knows where the levers of power are located and how to use them. Adams’ personal history also gives him the cover to be tough on crime, which hits poor neighborhoods hardest. I’m tired of the activist class and their endless war of words. Let’s get someone in Gracie Mansion who can get stuff done.
This is a very good and insightful piece thank you
Exactly right. In sure you remember what Dinkins told his big money backers about why he would be the most effective candidate to impose austerity in NYC: "they take it from me." (i.e. a back man.) Fwiw, here's a blog post I wrote about that.
Adams is, it appears, a right wing remake of the same script.