With less than a month before New York City chooses its next mayor, Republican candidate and non-frontrunner Joe Lhota has begun airing attack ads portraying opponent (and Democrat) Bill de Blasio as so soft on crime—indeed, very possibly pro-crime, because why not?—that his election would deliver Gotham to its dark, stormy, vaguely apocalyptic perdition. Case in point:
With one month left before New York City elects its next mayor, Democrat Bill de Blasio has achieved a fifty-point lead over Republican Joe Lhota. As the pollsters at Quinnipiac University put it: “Bill de Blasio's landslide is picking up speed in the New York City mayoral race and threatens to bury Republican Joseph Lhota 71 - 21 percent among likely voters.”
Though the possibility of a runoff remains, it looks very likely that the New York City mayoral race will pit Bill de Blasio, a progressive, tax-the-rich liberal, against Joe Lhota, a Republican seen as the "last, best hope for salvaging the business-friendly government of the Bloomberg era." Are you ready for a real live class war? Now, we get one.