Barack Obama Gave Dante de Blasio’s Debate Team a Boost

Bill de Blasio being endorsed by the Uniformed Firefighters Association.
Bill de Blasio being endorsed by the Uniformed Firefighters Association.

Last night, mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio and his son, Dante, met up with President Barack Obama, who proceeded to offer some prize advice to the 16-year-old.

“It was inspiring for Dante–to say the least–to meet the president and to hear his encouragement. They talked about Dante’s role on his debate team,” gushed a proud Mr. de Blasio this afternoon.  Continue reading “Barack Obama Gave Dante de Blasio’s Debate Team a Boost”

#Fromentum Momentum Meets Social Media Backlash

#GoWithTheFro
The de Blasio campaign’s latest social media effort.

Fro no!

Mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio’s campaign has been bolstered by the very prominent role of his biracial family including, most notably, his 15-year-old son, Dante. But some feel that Mr. de Blasio’s campaign is going too far in capitalizing on the appeal of his son’s prominent afro.

Yesterday, the campaign released a new image intended to make the rounds on social media, with the hashtag, “GoWithTheFro.” While the media’s fascination with Dante’s hair had already raised eyebrows among some critics, the latest effort struck a nerve among many supporters.

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