Daily News editorial:
Michael Bloomberg must stand for reelection to a third term as mayor in 2009. Run, Mike, run.
New York is only beginning to weather the damaging effects of the worst financial crisis to hit the U.S. since the Great Depression. Severe aftershocks of lost jobs and shrinking tax revenue will present the occupant of City Hall with huge and unprecedented challenges.
New Yorkers deserve to select the person they feel is best qualified to pull the city through the crisis from among a full field of candidates.
Bloomberg must be in the pack.
To enable that, the law limiting mayors to two consecutive terms must be amended to give voters the choice to extend Bloomberg's leadership for four more years, should they so desire.
Run, Mike, run
People were saying the same thing about Giuliani after 9/11. Somehow we survived despite his departure. We'll be fine without Bloomberg. Shame on you, Daily News, for pushing for something contrary to what the voters of this city chose twice.