New York mayor Eric Adams considering 2024 bid

Although he hasn’t yet won the hearts of his own city’s residents, New York’s Democratic mayor is already thinking about running for president in 2024 if Joe Biden doesn’t.

A person close to Eric Adams told the New York Post that the mayor discusses presidential aspirations often.

Eric Adams weighing 2024 bid

Adams feels he has an appealing, moderate brand that could win over those turned off by the Democratic party’s radical turn, the person added.

“Eric has told me repeatedly that he thinks that he has a platform to run for national office, for president in 2024. He has said that repeatedly. He thinks New York is a national platform. He thinks the national party has gotten too far to the left and he thinks he has a platform to win,” the source said.

A former city cop, Adams ran on a no-nonsense platform of cleaning up the city’s rampant crime and homelessness. But months into his term, the city is still plagued by horrific, often random violence and filthy streets. Meanwhile, Adams has angered many with a cruel and arbitrary toddler mask mandate.

But a Republican lawmaker who spoke with Adams says he told the mayor he could be a serious contender if he curbs crime in the Big Apple.

“I said you really have to consider that you are young enough where you will have a life after the mayoralty and if you solve the crime problem there would be a lot of interest in a big city Democrat, African American with progressive values but who mediated the crime problem in a major city,” he said.

Putting the cart before the horse?

Adams dismissed the rumors in the Post as a “silly, silly story.”

New York’s previous mayor Bill de Blasio ran in 2020 and failed to gain traction, as did de Blasio’s predecessor, billionaire Michael Bloomberg.

Adams has teased at higher ambitions, saying at a recent event that if he were treated for dyslexia sooner, “right now, we would be not saying just ‘Mr. Mayor,’ you’d probably be saying ‘Mr. President.’”

Biden has insisted that he has every intention of running in 2024, but few are buying it as his cognitive stumbles continue to raise questions about his fitness. Although weak and increasingly unpopular, Biden is still the party’s presumed standard-bearer.

The bottom line is, Adams hasn’t yet proven he has the competence or common sense to serve as mayor of New York City, let alone president of the United States. This seems a bit like putting the cart before the horse, no?

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