The Bloomberg Machine
Ferrer Attack: Ferrer's chief complaints about Bloomberg's security record are that he has failed to fight for federal counterterrorism funds, and should hire more officers to the city's police force of nearly 37,000.
Bloomberg Attack: Bloomberg's opposition grumbled about whether last week's threat announcement was a political ploy, but Bloomberg said Monday that he and his police commissioner were not playing politics....... "The implication that Ray Kelly or I would try to scare people for some sort of petty political gain is pretty cynical," the mayor said. "You can't stop and worry about politics when you're talking about keeping people safe in this city."Looks like Bloomberg did get a major security boost.
Bloomberg: No Mr. Security
And compare the Ferrer attack to the Bloomberg attack. Bloomberg's is sharper. Sharpness works.
Bloomberg's online ads the past few days have been more message focused. The beauty ads are gone. I wonder if people on the Bloomberg campaign have been reading my blog. Maybe not. But I did criticize the beauty ads a few days back.
Ferrer could get more aggressive. But then if Bloomberg is getting most of the black vote, something is cooking up.
The self-made billionaire perhaps has limitless supplies of money and a political instinct or two to top that.