Archive for July 26th, 2005

26th July

First Published in The New York Sun, July 26, 2005

By Andrew Wolf

In Europe, the only place you can reliably hear the word “Bloomberg” is if your hotel’s television gets his channel (mine did in German). And e-mail and Internet access was spotty on my twoweek vacation there, but apparently not as spotty as the campaigns of those who seek to unseat the incumbent mayor.

It is becoming increasingly likely that the mayor will not just win,but win easily.After wading through two weeks of articles,Web postings, and broadcast summaries, I came away with the same impression that one gets from seeing a speeded-up version of a plant growing. At any given instant, there appears to be little or no change. But when you play the film, a flower can bloom in seconds. Such has been the replay of the past two weeks. (more…)