Volume 75, Number 18 | September 21 - 27, 2005


Did Weiner wimp out? And can Bloomie be beaten?

Interviews and photos by Jennifer Bodrow

Andrew
Lives in West Village, 24

What do you think about Anthony Weiner conceding the Democratic nomination to Fernando Ferrer?
It was really nice and it was a good thing for the Democratic Party to unify the party.

Would you vote if a runoff election is held anyway?
Probably not.

Do you think anyone can beat Mayor Bloomberg?
I think Bloomberg is going to stay in office. He’s a good businessman and has a lot of influence and he has done a good job.



Cindy
Lives in West Village, 41

What do you think about Anthony Weiner conceding the Democratic nomination to Fernando Ferrer?
It makes sense to me. He wasn’t going to win in the runoff anyway. I think he made a good and wise decision for himself and the party by conceding to Ferrer.

Would you vote if a runoff election is held anyway?
No, I’m not registered.

Do you think Mayor Bloomberg will be reelected?
I do. I mean, even most Democrats like Bloomberg.


Nirali
Lives in West Village, 27

What do you think about Anthony Weiner conceding the Democratic nomination to Fernando Ferrer?
I wasn’t really following the election, but I think Weiner made a good statement.

Would you vote if a runoff election is held anyway?
No, I can’t vote here.

Do you think anyone can beat Mayor Bloomberg?
I think Bloomberg is going to stay in office. He’s a millionaire and so he can spend a lot of money for the campaign to make sure he wins.

Aldo
Lives in West Village, 52

What do you think about Anthony Weiner conceding the Democratic nomination to Fernando Ferrer?
I think he did it for the party. Nobody is going to beat Bloomberg anyway, so it doesn’t matter. But I think it was good for the future making himself a name.

Would you vote if a runoff election is held anyway?
Yes.

Do you think anyone can beat Mayor Bloomberg?
I don’t think so. He’s doing a good job.

Rastaman
Lives in West Village

What do you think about Anthony Weiner conceding the Democratic nomination to Fernando Ferrer?
He did what he should do, because he wouldn’t have won and would have just upset the party.

Would you vote if a runoff election is held anyway?
No.

Do you think Mayor Bloomberg will be reelected?
I think he will stay in office. I mean most people think that he is doing a really good job and I do, too, especially in comparison to Giuliani.

Interviews and photos by Jennifer Bodrow

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