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Mike Bloomberg’s the New Mayor. Happy or Horrified?

imageRALPH POLO
Age 41
Resides New Jersey
Occupation Truck driver

How do you think Mike Bloomberg will do as mayor?I think that Bloomberg will be Giuliani's puppet. Giuliani did whatever he could to keep Mark Green from being elected, even making those commercials he made for Bloomberg where he says, "When I started, I didn't have any experience either." Of course, he'd already been a prosecutor, so that's not really true.

Who would be the ideal mayor for New York City?Geraldo Rivera.

What should Giuliani do next?Become a Mets fan. He should help Bloomberg, break him in right. The problem with Giuliani was his entourage. They were all white, and they were all men.


image NICK JOHNSON
Age 26
Resides Manhattan
Occupation Photographer

How do you think Mike Bloomberg will do as mayor? I think people were voting for Giuliani when they voted for Bloomberg. I just finished a book about the Essex, the boat Melville based Moby Dickon. The captain made a nearly fatal mistake, because he didn't listen to his instincts. The mayor of New York City has to be like Captain Ahab, and the city has to be run like a dictatorship. Otherwise it's too crazy.

Who would be the ideal mayor for New York City?Mario Cuomo. He was a great governor, and he's a real speaker. Bloomberg is never live on TV because he can't complete a sentence.

What should Giuliani do next? I'm sure he's going to get some presidential appointment. Bush loves him.


imageBRAD
Age 22
Resides Manhattan
Occupation Student

How do you think Mike Bloomberg will do as mayor? I was beyond disappointed when Bush won the presidency, and Bloomberg's win is equally perturbing. I'm very disappointed that he won, but I think Mark Green made a big fool of himself, and Al Sharpton's behavior contributed to Green's loss. It's a very strange time.

Who would be the ideal mayor for New York City? Tim Burton. His eccentricity would match the excitement and atmosphere of the city.

What should Giuliani do next? I have very mixed feelings about him. Two months ago, I would have said he should dig himself a hole in the sand. Now I think he has such incredible leadership skills that he should pursue a job in the federal government.


imageBOB HOYT
Age 37
Resides Manhattan
Occupation Dramaturge

How do you think Mike Bloomberg will do as mayor? It's like the Yankees game, the Florida recount, and the WWF all rolled into one. I attribute his win to voters in the outer boroughs.

Who would be the ideal mayor for New York City?Bette Midler. She has strong ties to the city, she's an advocate for many social issues, and she can work with budgets and with people. She also throws a great party.

What should Giuliani do next?I'd like to see him stay and head up a coalition for the rebuilding of New York City. If he stays, he is going to have to let Bloomberg be the mayor.


imageVICKIE HIPPEL
Age 24
Resides Brooklyn
Occupation DJ

How do you think Mike Bloomberg will do as mayor?There's a chance he could actually stimulate business for the city, but we don't know much yet. I think most people voted for Bloomberg simply to vote against Green.

Who would be the ideal mayor for New York City?Grandpa Al Lewis.

What should Giuliani do next?He should run for president.


imageJAMES HAYNES JR.
Age 52
Resides Manhattan
Occupation Construction worker

How do you think Mike Bloomberg will do as mayor?Bloomberg knows how to make money, and right now New York City needs money. I think he's going to make a fair mayor. Mark Green just doesn't have it.

Who would be the ideal mayor for New York City?Bill Clinton. Chris Rock said he was our first black president, but I believe he was our second. John F. Kennedy was the first.

What should Giuliani do next? He should wait four years and run again.


imageREBECCA SGAN-COHEN
Age 25
Resides Manhattan
Occupation Filmmaker

How do you think Mike Bloomberg will do as mayor? Ideally you want someone with ethics to be mayor, and Bloomberg seems like a schmuck. I didn't vote, and I wish I had because of the fact that he's now the mayor. Since the World Trade Center attack, I've just felt out of it.

Who would be the ideal mayor for New York City?Susan Sarandon.

What should Giuliani do next? He should go into therapy and figure out why he's such an asshole and why he has so many power issues.

 
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