He is closing in on his dream of becoming the 110th mayor of New York City
The lack of awareness demonstrated by the Twitterati pundit class in yet another critical Democratic primary is disturbing – I'm sure why I still keep up with very many of them at all beyond there not being too many prestige reporters based in lower-income neighborhoods. For years now it has been obvious that Adams would enter into the primary as an effective incumbent. Leave Park Slope and UWS and talk to business owners, community leaders, etc. particularly in Brooklyn and you will see the lights switch on when you mention Eric Adams by name. The media and Wiley/Garcia/Yang campaigns were either far too slow or far too apathetic to realize that the basic truths of elections still hold fast: they are won on the ground.
Great analysis all election cycle. Hope you write about the city council, which may have undergone an even harder left swing than the senate in 2018. Adams is going to be an interesting mayor, because I think you're correct he won't be moved but as you pointed out he hold a thin coalition against internal (city level) and external (state officials) who'll be pretty aligned against him off the jump. There won't be a honeymoon period for Adams.
Great story. I voted for Adams as my first choice. Wiley was 2nd and Morales as my 3rd. I hope we have a strong city council to check Adams when needed.
OK... but why is Weinstein reactionary? She got Holder's endorsement... I know her hubby, Boaz of Saba, Stuyvesant HS grad, as are Morales and Garcia. Did Yang's wife attend Stuyvesant as I read? TY! Neal Hugh Hurwitz, NY NY 212-666-6217 (I like Garcia and Stringer, Wiley, but not Garcia on Charters.)