New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is probably going to run for president in 2020. But he has a severely inflated sense of self importance. He recently compared himself to Edison, Henry Ford and Gandhi. Is he out of his mind?
What’s Bill de Blasio’s Problem?
The website for the Progressive Agenda Committee that Bill de Blasio launched in 2014 is now just an error message.
The mayors of Detroit, Chicago, New Orleans and Boston all declined or didn’t return several requests seeking comment on him.
Friends and allies literally roll their eyes when they hear the New York City mayor is trying to go national again, and his own aides have become experts in stalling when he asks to do more, or at throwing distractions or making up excuses for why they weren’t able to pull something together. They hate it.
They wish he would stop…
De Blasio bristles when presented with this failure, arguing that it’s “banal and simplistic” to expect him to fail at taking his message national now. “I want to talk to anyone who thinks that and tell them they need to start thinking more. I mean, give me a break. So every time someone tries something and it doesn’t work, it invalidates anything else they might do going forward? Tell Thomas Edison that, and Henry Ford, tell Mahatma Gandhi. How many people fell on their faces along the way trying things, experimenting with things, had setbacks? There’s no leader who hasn’t had setbacks.”
Is he for real?