The Daily News is doing solid work in covering the numerous candidates for New York City’s mayoralty. They have sent a questionnaire to all candidates, giving each an opportunity to state their plans, thoughts and policies on the many different issues that concern us New Yorkers.
I read these pages thoroughly. They educate me about the candidates.
A few days ago, the News presented the candidates’ views on public transportation, an area of immense concern and pride to us New Yorkers. There were a number of excellent and intriguing statements.
And then there was this:
Andrew Yang, a rich businessman without any government experience, said, “I want to rapidly expand Bus Rapid Transit, I want to pedestrianize additional streets…”
“Pedestrianize.” Seriously? “Pedestrianize”?
And then, at the very end of the page, was this:
Ray McGuire, another rich businessman without government experience, did not respond to the News’ questionnaire.
But Ray McGuire is using lots of money on TV advertising.
Summary: I will not be voting for either of these two businessmen.