NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio Compares His Suffering To Ghandi

Politico wrote a puff piece about New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio. In the interview, De Blasio compared his struggles as a politician to that of Gandhi. In the interview he discussed why he wouldn’t run for President. And about how despite accomplishing ‘major successes’, people still don’t like him very much.

“De Blasio chalks up the fizzling of his progressive agenda to being overtaken by the Bernie Sanders campaign, which launched at a much smaller event on the other side of the Capitol two weeks earlier in the spring 2015, but became a phenomenon while focusing on many of the same issues, only with much wider support,” writes Politico.

De Blasio explained that when he fails he doesn’t give up, and doesn’t think anyone should give up on his progressive message. “I want to talk to anyone who thinks that and tell them they need to start thinking more. I mean, give me a break,” said De Blasio.

 “So every time someone tries something and it doesn’t work, it invalidates anything else they might do going forward? Tell Thomas Edison that, and Henry Ford, tell Mahatma Gandhi,” he said.

“How many people fell on their faces along the way trying things, experimenting with things, had setbacks? There’s no leader who hasn’t had setbacks,” he said.


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