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Old 10-03-2008, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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Hello,

A friendly Northern NJ neighbor wonders what you guys in NYC think of this.

Personally, I like Bloomberg... I think he could be good for the city. But the voters have spoken on term limits, twice...

What do those in NYC think?
I think Bloomberg is an excellent mayor, and is doing a spectacular job. He is a businessman, but is also well-suited for the role of mayor. If he can get elected for a third term, so be it. NYC needs his leadership from 2010 until 2014.
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Old 10-03-2008, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Back home in Kaguawagpjpa.
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^^^ The question shouldn't be whether or not Bloomberg is doing a good job, and that should qualify him for a thrid term, but rather, shjould he do the citizens a diservice by using to City Counsel to over turn an issue that voters vehemently support: That no public service member should not be able to serve a third consecutive term. Like one person stated, there are over 8 million people in this city, there is bound to be somebody who can fill his shoes.
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Old 10-03-2008, 12:42 PM
 
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When did I compare Bush to Bloomberg? I simply stated that no politician should get a third term, no matter how popular, or unpopular they are. This is nothing more of a power grab for Bloomberg. To me, it seems that he is putting his image and legacy before the needs of New Yorkers. If he wants a thrid term, let the people decided. I'm sure over 60% will vote NO!
We really should never use the name BUSH and the name BLOOMBERG in the same post! lol
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Old 10-03-2008, 12:46 PM
 
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^^^ The question shouldn't be whether or not Bloomberg is doing a good job, and that should qualify him for a thrid term, but rather, shjould he do the citizens a diservice by using to City Counsel to over turn an issue that voters vehemently support: That no public service member should not be able to serve a third consecutive term. Like one person stated, there are over 8 million people in this city, there is bound to be somebody who can fill his shoes.
One would hope so... but based on the quality of leadership I see for all positions - from corporate to local government to top of the land - lately, I do think if you have something good, maybe you should stick with it...

I think this one is a tough call.

My theory - let him move to Jersey and run for governor. Mike - if you are reading - I'm your first volunteer!
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Old 10-04-2008, 10:55 AM
 
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While I am a huge believer in democracy, NY is in a potentally dangerous spot.

1) Our economy is in shambles

2) Crime indicies are beginning to sound alarms

3) Many intracable problems like race relations, failing schools, old infastructure, immigrant assilimlation, labor realtions, etc start to become more compounded during bad times.

The other side is we have to look at what's out there, and basically the choices are Union Hacks (Green, Weingarden, Quinn) who will end up crushing the city budget much like Beame/Lindsay in the 70s, or "Social Justice" wackjobs like Barrone who will be set on running the "gentry" (along with any other remaining Whites) out of the city with pitchforks to appease the UWS liberals/Welfare hordes, while allowing the city to rot and welfare to expand.

What we'll hear is how the city needs to elect a flaming liberal to counter-balance the "facism" of Rudy-Bloomy and all the fresh-faced white kids will fall for it. And then we'll be back to 1980s NYC...
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Old 10-04-2008, 06:01 PM
 
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I disaprove of term limits, because if someone is great at the job, any job, why shouldn't he stay?

However, I disapprove even more of people trying to change laws in order to benefit themselves.
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Old 10-04-2008, 08:25 PM
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While I am a huge believer in democracy, NY is in a potentally dangerous spot.

1) Our economy is in shambles

2) Crime indicies are beginning to sound alarms

3) Many intracable problems like race relations, failing schools, old infastructure, immigrant assilimlation, labor realtions, etc start to become more compounded during bad times.

The other side is we have to look at what's out there, and basically the choices are Union Hacks (Green, Weingarden, Quinn) who will end up crushing the city budget much like Beame/Lindsay in the 70s, or "Social Justice" wackjobs like Barrone who will be set on running the "gentry" (along with any other remaining Whites) out of the city with pitchforks to appease the UWS liberals/Welfare hordes, while allowing the city to rot and welfare to expand.

What we'll hear is how the city needs to elect a flaming liberal to counter-balance the "facism" of Rudy-Bloomy and all the fresh-faced white kids will fall for it. And then we'll be back to 1980s NYC...
No.

Bloomberg will spend 200 million, the very well paid off media will "overlook" his incompetence and NY will have another four years of "Bloomy".
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Old 10-04-2008, 11:54 PM
 
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It all depends on the other candidates, but I will be likely not voting for Bloomberg unless the others are much worse.
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