Thompson Chats With the Blogosphere
December 10th, 2008
A new campaign site — designed by the same team that brought the change mantra to computer screens across the country — comes with a buzz word that some hesitated to link with Comptroller William Thompson Jr.
In an attempt to do away with the doubt and skepticism surrounding his mayoral bid, Thompson launched his campaign site today — a tad early by some standards — and chatted with some online media this afternoon.
“I’m somebody who understands the people of New York,” Thompson said during a conference call. “I’m uniquely qualified to be the mayor of the city of New York… This is a race to help determine the future of New York City.”
The site is sans issues so far (it mostly covers what he has done, not where he wants to take the city), but Thompson said he would eventually be rolling out policy briefs as the campaign pushes forward.
What issues should you look for?
The budget, for one, he said, followed by education and housing.
When asked by one reporter what his odds were of defeating Mayor Michael Bloomberg — whose approval rating has dipped but is still in the high 50s — Thompson said: “I have a good chance at being elected mayor.”By Courtney Gross on December 10, 2008, 4:16 pm
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