DeB had a detailed sweeping progressive agenda and a list of impressive achievements, and extremely low approval ratings. Constantly pilloried by the NY Post and progressives, he leaves office with no political future and looked upon by voters as a failed mayor.

Do newly elected mayors need sweeping agendas? No one has answers for crime or homelessness, every city from mid sized to large grapple without much success. We know numbers of police have little impact, harsh policing, longer sentences, going back to the Guiliani days satisfies the Post and angers the Council.

A 9% unemployment rate is both disastrous and is not decreasing.

Perhaps a mayor as fireman putting out fires will satisfy the populace more than sweeping policies- an anti deB

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You are one good reporter/ journalist.

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