The Mayor’s Curse: Michael Bloomberg Seems Likely to Follow other New York Mayors into Political Oblivion
Publication Date: January 2008
Publisher(s): Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace
Author(s): Arnold Beichman
Series: Hoover Digest
Keywords: Bloomberg; New York; Politics
Coverage: New York
Upon the completion of New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg's second term, and after having admitted that he would not seek presidential nominiation, it seems likely that Bloomberg will follow other New York mayors into political oblivion. Historically, New York mayors, though often admired (Koch, La Guardia), do not advance in national politics.