Bill Thompson’s Ungraceful Exit

Last week we were wondering if there would be a Democratic Party runoff.  The answer: no.  One, because Thompson ceded the race, and two, because de Blasio eventually got over 40 percent of the vote.  So we are retiring several candidates this week: John Liu, George McDonald, Sal Albanese, Erick Salgado, and Randy Credico.  We are also adding Anthony Gronowicz to this week's installment of the "New York City Mayoral Candidates Power Standings (or something like that)" as he is likely to get more media attention going into the general election.

As far as the rankings go, Christine Quinn moves up to second place over Bill Thompson due mostly to her graceful exit from the race.

Bill de BlasioBill de Blasio


Christine QuinnChristine Quinn

  • What a stupid article.  Maybe her assisting Bloomberg get a third term had something to do with it.  The New York Times is just a collective of bozos now.  Zero.
  • Here is an article that fucking gets itZero.
  • Or how about this one from the New York Post.  Really, the New York PostZero.
  • And here is a response from The AtlanticZero.
  • She urges voters to rally around de BlasioPlus 100.
  • Endorses de Blasio.  Plus 50.
  • This week's total: 150.
  • Cumulative total: 1,002.


Bill ThompsonBill Thompson


Joe LhotaJoe Lhota


John CatsimatidisJohn Catsimatidis

  • Bows out of raceMinus 100.
  • Blames election loss on YouTube videoMinus 100.
  • PoetPlus 100.
  • This week's total: -100.
  • Cumulative total: 137.


Anthony GronowiczAnthony Gronowicz

  • Not even included in latest Marist pollMinus 100.
  • This week's total: -100.
  • Cumulative total: -100.


Jack HidaryJack Hidary


Anthony WeinerAnthony Weiner


Adolfo CarrionAdolfo CarriĆ³n


Jimmy McMillanJimmy McMillan

  • Not even included in latest Marist pollMinus 100.
  • This week's total: -100.
  • Cumulative total: -1,250.


Michael BloombergMichael Bloomberg

  • Forced to defend his recordMinus 50.
  • Will not endorse any candidate.  Hmm, plotting to run again at the last minute?  So devious.  Plus 100.
  • Not even included in latest Marist pollMinus 100.
  • This week's total: -50.
  • Cumulative total: -1,615.


Bill de Blasio image courtesy of Henry Gass.
Michael Bloomberg image courtesy of Dean Meyers.
Jack Hidary image courtesy of Robert Scoble.
Joe Lhota image courtesy of Metropolitan Transportation Authority of the State of New York.
Jimmy McMillan image courtesy of David Shankbone.
Christine Quinn image courtesy of Boss Tweed.
Bill Thompson image courtesy of Edwin Martinez.
Anthony Weiner image courtesy of istolethetv.


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8 comments

Avatar of BigBlueBenBigBlueBen
September 18th, 2013  11:21 PM

How come a bunch of Democrats and Republicans still stayed on?


Avatar of Debbie MyersDebbie Myers
September 19th, 2013  8:50 AM

Carrion for “jumping into the race” when he has been in it forever. Minus 200.


Avatar of The Livid LibrarianThe Livid Librarian
September 19th, 2013  9:50 AM

This is just going to be a how is Joe Lhota going to lose thing from here on out.


Avatar of sarahbsarahb
September 19th, 2013  10:47 AM

Oh great, Weiner the pundit. Get out of our lives, dude. Minus 1,000.


Avatar of FlossyFlossy
September 19th, 2013  11:51 AM

Jack Hidary Liberal Party may offer its line to him.
Liberal Party always backs losers. Minus 100.


Avatar of photog17photog17
September 19th, 2013  12:24 PM

I am going to miss the cat man, but it seems like he is planning another run, so there is that.