Weekend Update, May 8
Warm up for Mother's Day with some hot takes
I’m getting ready for the cicadas.
The moderate candidate often wins
Dana Rubenstein and Emma Fitzsimmons report for The New York Times on possible conflicts of interest given that Andrew Yang’s campaign manager is also a wealthy businessman and occasional lobbyist. But the article also goes in for some fairly odd editorializing in a news piece:
Voters who like Mr. Yang and his upbeat vision for the city’s recovery might not know Mr. Tusk’s name. His closeness to big business and connections to Mr. Bloomberg have led some Democrats to worry that Mr. Yang will embrace a Wall Street-centric vision for New York City.
I mean Bloomberg, for better or worse, won three times. And in 2009, when Tusk was Bloomberg’s campaign manager, the Times endorsed him. So it’s definitely not obvious that this connection is a liability. If anything, it might reassure some people who think Yang is under-experienced. Of course, other people won’t like it — there’s a reason the city’s progressive groups aren’t e…