From Gotham Gazette:
There is no question, said Baruch College's School of Public Affairs Dean David Birdsell, that Quinn's tact has been more conciliatory than her predecessor's, Gifford Miller. Given Tuesday's results, that approach might pose a challenge for her now.
"When the animosity pumps up and the benefits erode you're going to have more direct opposition to the mayor and more vigorous opposition to the mayor," said Birdsell. "It does pose a political problem for her own caucus."
Birdsell said he would be "really surprised" if Quinn did not see a challenge to her leadership now.
On the other hand, some of Quinn's veteran colleagues argue the council will be stronger in a new term with Quinn holding the reins.
"Any leader is always feeling the pulse of the members," said Councilmember Robert Jackson, who said he supports a second stint as speaker for Quinn. "No one," he added, "wants a coup."
Well, I do.