Deblasio is in second place. Wiener should throw his supporters over to him.
But I don't think TPTB would allow deblasio to be mayor.
[quote]Someone, like OP, is spamming.
Oh, fuck off.
Deblasio is a no-name. It's either Quinn or Weiner. If it's not Weiner, it's automatically Quinn. Money and insider trade has spoken.
Is Christine going to MichFest this year? I'm sure her breast cast would fetch top dollar on eBay.
Polls are showing Quinn losing in a run off with Bill Thompson, but say nothing of a run off with DeBlasio.
who is the republican candidate?
I could be alone in this ... but there may be others that have had NYC Mayors that they weren't too thrilled about. Maybe even disliked.
I won't embrace Quinn - ever. She is an awful person and I will never forgive her for selling out St. Vincent Hospital to make luxury housing (something [italic][bold]so[/italic][/bold] sorely needed in the city.)
All to finance her political career.
Selfish, soulless, twat.
Bill DeBlasio and his multi-racial family will win the race!!!!
He is EXACTLY what NYC needs to break from the Bloomberg/Giuliani years!
"I can't believe I'm losing to this straight guy" - Quinn
"I can't believe I'm losing to this white guy (among black voters)" - Thompson
"I can't believe I can't get a signal in here to send this pic text!" - Carlos Danger
DeBlasio leading by 20 points now even after Quinn's (paid for) endorsements by NYT, NYDN and NYP.
Here's hoping the numbers hold and it is DeBlasio getting sworn in on the 1st!
Now if only something could be done about the Comptroller's race...
Chris and wife will soon have a lot of time to spend at their Bradley Beach, New Jersey home.
At 7:00 tonight she will be part of the final debate before the primary on WNBC-4 and WOR-710 AM.
Of likely Democratic Primary Voters, deBlasio leads with 43%; Thompson 20%, Quinn 18%, Weiner 7%, and Liu 4%
r25 deBlasio has a name. He was born Warren Wilhelm, changed to his mother's maiden name.
So now it's looking like there might not be a run-off.
Quinn's favorability ratings at R32's link crack me up. I'm sure the NYT's article about her nasty temper and instability made a huge contribution to people's views of her.
Also interesting, DeBlasio's favorability ratings increase with household income level.
Quinn is Bloomberg's flying monkey. If she wins, it's effectively giving him a fourth term.
She has no chance of winning.
The big question today is if De Blasio will win tomorrow by a big enough majority to avoid a runoff. I'm keeping my fingers crossed, even though all the candidates are pretty much duds.
de Blasio has run a very smart campaign. He is exceptionally quick and well organized. I give him a ton of credit and look forward to a well run mayoralty.
Multi- Culti Mavis
So When Christine Quinn Becomes Mayor of NYC, pilots taking off from JFK will have to keep an eye out for pigs in their flight path.
I'm in love with her
I'm totally sold on DeBlasio for mayor - he has my union's endorsement but I'd also be on his side without it. I've met Quinn, some good friends have worked for her so I feel a real personal connection, but I don't see her being so good for the city in the long term.
But comptroller - I confess I don't know as much as I should. I feel like Spitzer's the guy - is there some reason I should reconsider?
his cock isn't long enough
The buzz around my water cooler today is that Christine Quinn is terrible. No one in my office is voting for her, I would be VERY surprised if she wins, she may not even make the runoff.
Bill de Blasio's real name is Warren Wilhelm and he's married to a black lesbian poet.
Thank you, R50, but this is hardly breaking news. Have you just found all this out? Return to your rock, please.
Yes, I have! I think it's funny.
By the way, I'm not a New Yorker or American, so there's no real need for me to have known this.
I did read an analysis, however, which argued that de Blasio may do well amongst Democrats in the primaries, which have a low turn-out and in which more "aware", committed or activist types vote, but, of the Democratic candidates, he's the one likely to do less well in the actual mayoral election against a relatively moderate Republican. What do you think?
I'm voting for Quinn. The last thing we need is a liberal Democrat giving more to the unions and other special interests. Also, I think Bloomberg has been a great mayor.
I think NY has Republican fatigue.
It's so funny how Giuliani wanted to get himself a third term after 9/11, but everyone in NYC, including Bloomberg, said no. They said post-9/11 was not the time to consider overturning the democratic process, since NYers had twice voted for term limits.
The person who made Bloomberg's third term possible was Quinn. People are tired of Bloomberg. People are tired of Quinn.
Only Staten Island can vote in a Republican mayor. This time, I don't think there are enough of them as there are people who are fucking sick and tired of Republicans and their disregard for democracy.
I don't want the marine trash transfer station on the same avenue I live on.
My vote is based SOLELY on the candidates position on this project.
It breaks my heart to not vote for a lesbian democrat but I just can't because she is the biggest cheerleader for it. Money and deals greased her palms, I'm sure. Plus she screams in her office. Screams, can you imagine someone so out of control in the mayor's office? I'm voting Thompson.
Will Christine Quinn change parties and seek the mayoralty as a Republican?
It's been done many times before.
R53. Should read "Lesbian with a heart." That's the only excuse I can find for voting that Ms. Sellout!
R55. How do you know Ms Chris won't change her mind about the garbage plant if she should get into office. That's a big tactic of hers ya know.
The short and sweet to the thread head: She ain't gonna win.
r53 - The citizens of New York are a special interest group?
You'd rather reward the Real Estate moguls - a definite "special interest" group? And who says that Quinn is not beholden to Unions? She has numerous endorsements she must repay.
Your thinking is muddled.
To rich people like "lesbian with an entitlement complex" up there, if it doesnt line their pockets, it is a waste.
DeBlasio's wife is a lesbian so I'm voting for him!
Is she a Michfester?
r46 if your union thinks Bill will give retroactive pay plus pay increase they've been conned.
If Bill wins Dante will shave the Afro which the ad agency created for the TV commercial.
she's not going to win. she is bloomberg's puppet.
no way jose will she win.
and her wife is FUG as hell.
Poor Op..... that lying, insufferable lesbian bitch is going down!!
Fuggedaboutit, Christine. It's Ovah!
LMAO at OP and the rest of the delusional cunts who jettisoned logic and integrity to support some opportunistic idiot...
Will Queen Quinn be dining on lame duck?
Radio report says Chris has eye on Congressional seat.
I think she has her eye on Miley Cyrus's seat.
I voted for De Blasio because I thought he really was the best candidate. But I didn't trash Quinn: when asked why I didn't vote for her, I said it's because of her politics. It made me kind of ill to see so many gays & lesbians pull out the knives and give her the kind of working over that...many gays & lesbians, and women who aren't skinny models have had to go through their whole lives. There was an ugliness to it that made me sad.
I also think we're going to have a gay or lesbian mayor sooner rather than later, and it won't be Quinn. But I'm always going to remember how gleeful the attacks on her were.
And: it's not over. All the folks who were shouting "Anyone but Quinn" need to remember that Joe Lhota's on the Republican side of the ballot. Anyone who stays home after having voted against Quinn and doesn't show up for the general election is very short-sighted.
What are the odds of a De Blasio victory over Lhota?
Sarah Paulson posted some mean-spirited attacks on Quinn on twitter. Why the hate?
Quinn, like Schumer, Weiner, Stringer, and many politicians have never had a real job. They're "dedicated to public service." No one would hired Weiner in the two years after sexting.
I shed no tears for the downfall of a corrupt candidate, r74. Smug Quinn thought that being a gay candidate was enough.
Gay or straight, she's a total non-entity.
R74, I can only speak for myself and the people I know but whenever the subject of Quinn came up, the dislike was always about her politics and personality, never her sexuality or appearance.
I think her downfall was holding on to tightly to Bloomberg's coattails. She'll be fine. I'm sure there's a cushy job awaiting her at Bloomberg Media.
And she was well-compensated for her switch on term-limits.
Aside from her corporate cronyism, I've known too many people who had dealings with Quinn over the years and they all said she was a bully and a screamer.
That was enough for me. And I never criticized her weight or appearance.
R74, are you new to the Datalounge?
Big fat dyke Christine Marinoni was sitting right behind deBlasio as he made his speech last night. I wonder if *the other* hefty lesbian Christine saw that?
No, I've been around here for awhile. It's just that some days the bullying gets to me more than others.
I turned on NPR this morning expecting to hear them discuss Mayor Quinn. What happened?
[quote] Sarah Paulson posted some mean-spirited attacks on Quinn on twitter. Why the hate?
You know how lesbian ex-lovers can go from love to hate so quickly...
Christine Quinn, the Lena Dunham of NYC politics.
OP, have you eaten your words yet, or just more pussy?
Chris is outta the picture. She and Kim can spend the winter in Bradley Beach cuddling by the fireplace.
R88. And this is breaking news????
"Deblasio is a no-name. It's either Quinn or Weiner. If it's not Weiner, it's automatically Quinn. Money and insider trade has spoken."
What does it feel like to have no fucking clue what you are talking about and to be so goddam smug about it?
I'd really like to know. I encounter people like you in social networking all the time. Your arrogant certitude is annoying and idiotic. Where does it come from?
The OP should certainly be embarrassed by the way things turned out.
Is it true that John Liu gave Chris and Kim each new Home Depot cards after the results came out?
Speaking of results, are the results of the paper ballot count EVER going to be released or did Thompson's semi-concession speech nullify the need for any further counting? That Board of Elections is an unbelievable scandal.
Do we really need an official count? De Blasio either hit, or only barely missed, the 40% mark. He received far more votes than anyone else in the primary, so it's not as if that part of it was close or that he won under suspicious circumstances.
It's reported today that Weiner was consulting with agents for a TV show if he didn't become mayor. He's still aiming for CNBC.
Yes, R93. We do. Even though Thompson conceded, eliminating the need for a mayoral candidate runoff, there were far too many paper ballots (both absentee and ones used when machines failed), and in a democracy they must all be counted. There may have been as few as 7000 and as many as 70,000 and the people who cast those paper votes deserve to have them counted in an accurate and timely (although God knows that's already passed) manner. Don't you get it?
[quote]It's either Quinn or Weiner. If it's not Weiner, it's automatically Quinn.
It's a good thing we all paid attention to this.