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  •  It's worth noting for people (3+ / 0-)
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    out of state, that Brooklyn alone has 2.5 million residents by the 2010 census.

    This is more people than Rhode Island and Idaho combined, also according to the 2010 census.

    So asking if NYC (Population 8 million) is liberal is like asking if Colorado (Population 5 million) is liberal?

    Yes.

    And no.

    Depends on what part you're talking about. In aggregate NYC is probably more liberal than the national average on most issues. But still, there are many people who feel differently.

    "A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."--Margaret Mead 

    by Scott Wooledge on Wed Sep 14, 2011 at 11:59:28 AM PDT

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    •  My question was if NYC was sufficiently liberal (1+ / 0-)
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      in the sense that did Weiner's more recent remarks and actions in the House make sense in terms of a future NYC mayoral candidacy or a primary for such.

      H'mm. I'm not terribly into this, anymore.

      by Knarfc on Wed Sep 14, 2011 at 03:07:37 PM PDT

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      •  Having resigned in disgrace (1+ / 0-)
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        I don't think he's going to be viable for mayor anytime soon (I mean ever). He can't really get his foot back into the electoral game, imo.

        I think had he stuck it out, he might have been mayor someday. But not 2013, the next cycle, which he had his eye on. But he probably could have been able to ride the incumbency machine back to the House in 2012.

        Maybe then he could have shot for mayor in 2017 or 2021 and people would have sufficiently forgotten the scandal, and supported him. I don't think it was a dealbreaker to 50% + 1 of New Yorkers per se. But such calculus is contingent on how the candidate plays it out, too.

        "A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."--Margaret Mead 

        by Scott Wooledge on Wed Sep 14, 2011 at 03:33:01 PM PDT

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