NYC lost the first time Bloomberg was elected. The intellectual dishonesty of many NY progressives who have supported "Mike" is endemic of a polity that has been bought and paid for. Look around, New Yorkers, the economic model Bloomberg represents (and has championed his whole life) has turned out to be a global nightmare. And he essentially continued the heavy-handed surveillance and punishment of protest that Giuliani made famous (have New Yorkers forgotten the GOP convention? the protests against the Iraq war?). All the while subjecting the city to a brutal, ill-considered and often fatally unsupervised building spree.
And now he would be rewarded for this?
A vote against Bloomberg will be an important vote for democracy. Bloomberg's gotta go.