This one came out of left field today. Fredric U. Dicker of the New York Post is arguing that current New York Mayor Bill De Blasio could be engaged in a shadow campaign and is trying to win the nomination from Hillary Clinton.
Via New York Post:
Despite repeated claims to the contrary, Mayor Bill de Blasio is positioning himself to be the leftist “progressive” alternative to Wall Street-friendly Hillary Rodham Clinton as the Democratic candidate for president, a national party operative told The Post.
De Blasio’s hope, the operative said, is a “Draft de Blasio’’ movement will develop among progressive activists over the next several months that will lead to the mayor being able to defeat Clinton in the primary elections next year in much the same way leftist Sen. George McGovern successfully challenged the initially front-running establishment Democratic candidate, Sen. Edmund Muskie, more than 40 years ago.
Standing ready to back de Blasio against Clinton, said the operative, is the state’s small but influential Working Families Party, which has strong ties to de Blasio and is funded by some of the nation’s most powerful labor unions.
It is hard to believe De Blasio would have a chance at beating Clinton because he wasn’t even the favorite to win the Democratic Party nomination for mayor of New York City until the candidates ahead of him imploded. Not to mention the whole NYPD episode that unfolded in a very ugly way just a few months ago. What do you think, is De Blasio secretly running and does he stand any chance against Hillary Clinton?