Today we spoke with the Rev. A.R. Bernard on the mayoral race and whether he will run, what he may do if he doesn’t run and his thoughts on a meeting with Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus. It’s well worth watching.
The Republican mayoral race has burst into public view, with at least seven candidates and hope-to-be candidates. My prediction? It’s Catsimatidis and Lhota, with the wildcard of A.R. Bernard. Here’s a quick rundown on the Republican primary field:
1. John Catsimatidis: Which recent Republican nominee will he most resemble? A schlubby version of Michael Bloomberg, a self-made, self-financing successful businessman and effective CEO focused on serious campaign issues and governing, albeit with a thick New York accent, $100 suits and a messy haircut? Or the New York City version of the Carl Paladino Clown Show?