I like Mike Bloomberg as much as any other anti-smoking, gentrification-loving liberal who couldn't enthusiastically pull the lever for Mark Green or Freddy "The Mustache" Ferrer, but this is much ado about nothing, better framed thusly:
New York-centric media, made up of millionaire Republican New Yorkers--who would be Democrats anywhere else--and who think the world revolves around them and their opinions, goes gaga for billionaire Republican New York mayor--who would be a Democrat anywhere else--who thinks the world revolves around him and his opinions.
As Woody Allen, another short iconoclast who plays better in his hometown than in Peoria, put it: "Don't you see the rest of the country looks upon New York like we're left-wing, communist, Jewish, homosexual pornographers? I think of us that way sometimes and I live here. "Posted by Doug at June 21, 2007 10:37 AM