Fair's fair, so let's start with this: There's no question but that Michael Bloomberg has been a better mayor than New Yorkers had any right to expect. Nudged into office by a bare majority, he was elected amid the suffocating fears after 9-11. A stirring endorsement from his predecessor was enough to win over most voters; others chose him out of sheer resentment at the racial rift that had erupted among Democrats. All voted for a man they barely knew, whose only clear credential was that he had made a fortune... More >>>