Archive for May 19th, 2005

19th May

First Published in The New York Sun, May 19, 2005

By Andrew Wolf

This is a good week to be Mayor Bloomberg, one that demonstrates how hard it will be to defeat an incumbent in a year of little crisis, particularly when he can hugely outspend his opponents.
First, Mr. Bloomberg demonstrated that he can take charge of a crisis. The incredible damage done by the collapse of a retaining wall alongside the Henry Hudson Parkway was cleared away in just days.The mayor looked effective, decisive, and got the job done. He looked like a businessman, which is exactly why Mr. Bloomberg was elected in 2001.