NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota has been criticizing Democratic rival Bill de Blasio this week for what he calls de Blasio’s post-primary slack.
As WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reported, de Blasio has commanded a massive lead in the polls, and Lhota has been criticizing him for cutting back on the number of campaign appearances he has made.
“I’ve never seen a Rose Garden strategy work,” Lhota said. “The last time anybody really deployed a Rose Garden strategy it was 41, the first George Bush, who sat back only to get beat by Bill Clinton.”
Lhota added, “Let’s make this a real campaign, and talk about our divergent points of view.”