Archive for June 23rd, 2005

23rd June
2005

First Published in The New York Sun, June 23, 2005

By Andrew Wolf

There isn’t a scintilla of good news for any of the Democratic candidates in the results of the Quinnipiac University poll released yesterday. What it shows for them is a disaster in the making, an election that Mayor Bloomberg increasingly seems destined to win decisively.

It isn’t just the matchups between the mayor and his prospective opponents that provide the grim news. It is that the results offer no clear road map for any Democrat to turn the situation around. Of course, there is a long time between now and the election. Anything can happen. But it is the mayor with his millions who is better positioned to smooth bumps in the road as they develop than his prospective opponents who must search for the magic bullet with which to slay the giant while trying to raise campaign funds. (more…)