I believe the passing of former three term mayor of NYC should be mentioned. Ed Koch took the reigns of NYC back in the late 70’s. Prez Ford told NYC to go bankrupt. Mayor Koch had four years to clean up the fiscal mess or NYC would go into receivership. He did it in three years and NYC has not looked back since, except under the four years of Mayor David Dinkins.
I could not believe that during his first run for mayor, he faced Mario Cuomo. Mario and his son, Andrew ran a reprehensible campaign against Ed Koch. The Cuomo campaign put posters up saying “Vote for Cuomo, not the homo”. When asked about his personal life, Ed Koch simply said “F… OFF”. I could not have said it better myself.
When asked if Rudy Giuliani was a racist, Koch said “Rudy is not a racist, he hates everyone”. Koch also appointed Judge Judy to the NYC court system, I wish we had nine Judge Judy’s on the Supreme Court. Should be noting Ed Koch served his county in WW II.
To our current and wannabe politicians! be more like Ed Koch and actually ask constituents “How am I doing”. Second link is an interview Mayor Koch did in 2007, great bio, hope you enjoy.