Former New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio dropped his bid for Congress on Tuesday, a race he was losing so badly that the radical left Democrat not only got out of the race, he said he was getting out of “electoral politics” altogether — which may be the best indication he has a CNN or MSNBC gig in his future.
One thing is certain, de Blasio’s departure from politics could truly lead to a renaissance in America if enough progressives follow suit.
Taking to social media, de Blasio shared a video announcing his departure from a crowded field looking to represent New York’s 10th Congressional District. Recent polling has the unpopular former mayor at 3 percent and the poll was from the Working Families Party, which is just as far left as de Blasio. Even worse, 49 percent of those surveyed said they would definitely not vote for de Blasio.
“I’ve listened really carefully to people and it’s clear to me that when it comes to this congressional district, people are looking for another option. And I respect that,” he said in the video. “And I just want to say I love the people of this city, I really want to keep serving and I’m going to find a different way to serve.”
In the tweet itself, de Blasio wrote, “Time for me to leave electoral politics and focus on other ways to serve. I am really grateful for all the people I met, the stories I heard and the many good souls who helped out. Thank you all!”
It’s clear the people of #NY10 are looking for another option and I respect that. Time for me to leave electoral politics and focus on other ways to serve. I am really grateful for all the people I met, the stories I heard and the many good souls who helped out. Thank you all! pic.twitter.com/gpt6V6WLUf
— Bill de Blasio (@BilldeBlasio) July 19, 2022
“Even though this is not going to work out, I hope you know how much I appreciate you and we’re gonna do a lot together to make this city better in the future,” he added. “I’m feeling a lot of gratitude, I’m also recognizing I made mistakes, I want to do better in the future, I want to learn from those mistakes,” he said. “And it’s been a humbling experience, but it’s been a healthy experience.”
The exit from the congressional race ended much like his failed 2020 presidential bid did, where de Blasio failed to garner more than 1 percent support in Democratic primary polling.
As for things not working out, well… that’s a safe bet:
Anyone know who this guy is next to Bill DeBlasio? He’s mad funny!! pic.twitter.com/2zD7NLtP8u
— NYCBoxing212 (@NBoxing212) July 19, 2022
Here’s a quick sampling of responses to the story from Twitter:
These dumb little leftist tyrants always think they deserve a promotion after destroying cities & people’s lives. “Bill de Blasio Drops Out of Congress Race After Awful Polling” #ByeFelicia
— Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) July 19, 2022
Learning to take a hint is at least a sign of personal growth. Better late than never.
— Vincent Grasso (@VincentGrasso13) July 19, 2022
Come clean my roof you monster. Your giant body will never fit in Washington DC.
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) July 19, 2022
Thank you 🙏🏽. We’ll be eagerly awaiting your endorsement so we know who not to vote for…
— Reza Chowdhury (@RezaC1) July 19, 2022
When you say “serve”, do you mean prison?
I’m all for that
— Keyrok, Unfrozen Cave Consultant (@TonyRobertson) July 19, 2022
GO AWAY https://t.co/6kIeUpM6qt
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) July 19, 2022
Too bad he didn’t do this while mayor https://t.co/fOPfkBbLlM
— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) July 19, 2022
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