Who even asked for Bill de Blasio? | The Tylt

Who even asked for Bill de Blasio?

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has entered the race for the Democratic nomination for president, for some completely unknown reason. De Blasio, who has an anemic 42-44% job approval rating in the city he's supposed to be running, is the 23rd Democrat to declare his candidacy. De Blasio is best known in New York for sticking to a strict exercise regimen at one specific Brooklyn YMCA and doing basically nothing else of note. But maybe someone wants this? Somewhere? Do you want this?

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Some Democrats were surprised to find themselves agreeing with the president who, according to Politico, tweeted: 

“The Dems are getting another beauty to join their group,” Trump wrote. “Bill de Blasio of NYC, considered the worst mayor in the U.S., will supposedly be making an announcement for president today. He is a JOKE, but if you like high taxes & crime, he’s your man. NYC HATES HIM!”
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Many New Yorkers expressed concern about whether de Blasio could maintain his strict Brooklyn-based exercise regimen while on the campaign trail.

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Bradley Tusk, a political consultant, laid out a cogent reason why de Blasio should run in an op-ed for Buzzfeed News.

To begin with, he’s barely here anyway. Given that de Blasio typically arrives at City Hall most days around noon — his morning consumed by riding the exercise bike at the Park Slope Y and then having pastries at a café nearby; leaves around 5; doesn’t work weekends; takes lots of vacations; and jumps at every excuse to leave town, it’s not as if he’s doing much governing now. He may be callow, but he’s not stupid. He knows his presence doesn’t materially affect his administration one way or the other. And deep down, that probably doesn’t feel very good. People run away from their problems all the time.
...It’s a risk-free move. As Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar, and Kamala Harris have now seen all too well, once you’re considered a serious candidate, the knives come out very fast. That’s the game. But no one bothers to attack the guy polling 19th. No one spends time or money doing opposition research on a candidate unlikely to break 1% in Iowa. It’s a waste of time for the campaigns and the media to go after de Blasio. So there’s only upside in his running.
FINAL RESULTS
Politics
Who even asked for Bill de Blasio?
#ILoveBilldeBlasio
A festive crown for the winner
#BillCanKeepIt