Bill Thompson’s mayoral campaign has watched rival after rival host high-profile campaign kick-offs with an entourage of press at every rinky-dink stop along the way. But Mr. Thompson, who announced his electoral plans over two years ago in a New York Times interview, couldn’t really do the same.
Yesterday, however, his campaign chose the next-best option: launching a carefully-scripted, five-borough tour that had the look and feel of an official kick-off.
Bill Thompson, one of the leading candidates in this year’s mayoral election, has sometimes been accused of being, for lack of a better word, boring. This morning, Mr. Thompson disputed the idea he lacks “fire in the belly” at the pro-business Association for a Better New York early this morning.
The mayoral candidate and former controller addressed the issue of the level of excitement he brings to his political work when asked about his “temperament” in a question-and-answer session after his speech.