The mayor may be mum on his feelings about term limits, but the father of the movement that gave birth to the law is about to start wailing in defense of his baby.
Politicians, like babies, 'need to be changed regularly,' says biz man who helped enact term limits
Millionaire Ronald Lauder — who spent a fortune bringing about the referendum that created term limits in 1993 - is unleashing a TV spot likening politicians to diapered babies "who need to be changed regularly."
The 30-second spot is set to air Sunday on the major network TV news shows: Face the Nation, This Week, Meet the Press, and Fox News Sunday. It will also air next week on the local New York 1 cable news station.
The buy is only $50,000, but it’s intended to signal to city leaders and politicians that Lauder is still very protective of the law he brought about and is ready to dip into his deep pockets to keep the "two terms and out" provision that generally limits elected municipal officials to eight consecutive years in office.