The ridiculously large field of Democrats who are making noise about running in 2020 shrank by one Wednesday as billionaire Tom Steyer announced in Iowa that he was not running, but rather keeping his focus on getting President Trump impeached.
But what does New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio have on his mind? Word is that he’s leaving soon on a cross-country tour to share his progressive policies that have made the city great.
Mayor @BilldeBlasio says he is “going to go all over the country” to talk about the progressive policies of New York City.
Says the trips “will start soon.”
Dodges question about a run for president
— J. David Goodman (@jdavidgoodman) January 9, 2019
I'd wager a lot of New Yorkers wud prefer he stay put and start fixing the mess caused by all his progressive policies…. https://t.co/KuQUcITs6m
— Kimberley Strassel (@KimStrassel) January 9, 2019
Anyone ask if he cares to perform the tedious daily task of actually governing the city?
— Michael Benjamin (@SquarePegDem) January 9, 2019
Actually I prefer if he travel and get nothing done.
— Seth Haberman (@sethhaberman) January 9, 2019
We’re curious how he’s going to travel the country without burning any fossil fuels.
— Lindsey McBride (@Lindsey_McBride) January 9, 2019
I get that the mayor would rather chase the shiny things dancing outside the borders of the 1 place he's supposed to prioritize. But the stunning ignorance necessary to make that decision will always blow me away.
— Christine Callie (@Callietrees) January 9, 2019
Sweet Jesus. Guy can barely perform the responsibilities of his day job.
— Zugzwang (@manerdm) January 9, 2019
The way things are going, he’ll be visiting all the former New Yorkers who left.
— Mike (@Chi_Mike) January 9, 2019
Sounds like another "listening tour." Actually, they'd probably prefer that he be gone, since he will do less damage that way.
— Stan Guthrie (@StanGuthrie) January 9, 2019
He can do less damage if he isn't there.
— Donald Scott (@DonsSISELKAfEE) January 9, 2019
If he would confine his visits to D.C., Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago and the Left Coast jewels – all the products of progressive policies – maybe he would learn something.
— Jacques Charles (@Icahnoclast) January 9, 2019
I’d wager a lot of New Yorkers encourage him to check out other parts of the country. Find a place he likes and stay there… permanently.
— KeeptheFaith (@TruPatriot16) January 9, 2019
That dude loves to travel. It is almost like he thinks he is a nationally elected official. (he isn't…and could never win nationally)
— Turbo (@turbocheetoh) January 9, 2019
I'd wager more that the cities would prefer he stay put. He has nothing to offer cities in fly-over country.
— TomGTR (@TomGTR) January 9, 2019
It's better for New Yorkers if he's out of town.
— Chuck Jordan (@ChuckJordan4) January 9, 2019
Probably visiting California so he can see the place with worse problems than NYC
— Ginger Lady (@GingerLady6) January 9, 2019
How this absentee mayor was re-elected I'll never know !!
— Christopher Conway (@biscuitopequeno) January 9, 2019
On whose dime?
— Jay Gagnon (@JayJGagnon) January 9, 2019
Except deBlasio never fixed anything. Always makes it worse.
— Vin Mav (@Cenzzzo) January 9, 2019
It's all about the posing. All that counts is the intent, not the result.
— Stranger Here Myself (@GhostOfDiogenes) January 9, 2019
Massive ego for a New York City loudmouth. Won't play in Peoria.
— Terry Parker (@teealan) January 9, 2019
Uh, the rest of the country is doing fine. We don’t need NY values, thank you.
— mgakers (@mgakers) January 9, 2019
Tell him to stay inNY we don’t want him spreading his propaganda around the country. Just let him ruin NYC.
— Selma Patrick (@Boo_Frog) January 9, 2019
Haha, what a complete waste of time.
— AWholeSackOfGeesus (@fistfulofholler) January 9, 2019
‘Shocking’! Bill de Blasio’s super-progressive plan to keep NYC parks free of needle litter has backfired https://t.co/9YQnMmqvj6
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) December 28, 2018