Many of the thousands of gay-marriage supporters who rallied in midtown yesterday came away from the experience feeling positive about the chances for Governor Paterson’s same-sex marriage bill, which only needs six more votes to pass through the Senate. But Mayor Bloomberg, who told the crowd that he believed “this is the year we can make history,” had a different reason to be happy. See that face he’s making? That’s the expression a 67-year-old man makes when a long-held dream comes true.
Thanksgiving, Christmas and then maybe a few weeks into January — that’s when you really gotta sit down, talk to your advisers and say, ‘Look, do I have a chance?’ I think I know why I would want to run. I think I know what I think this country should do and what I would do. But I just don’t know whether it’s possible.