The anticipation in Bill Thompson’s campaign this morning is palpable, because tonight, at a DNC fund-raiser at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Columbus Circle, President Obama is expected to utter the name of the long-shot Democratic mayoral candidate for the first time in public possibly in a sentence with words indicating some semblance of support or approval, and maybe even without a concurrent reference to the amazing work that Mike Bloomberg has done as mayor. No need to get greedy, though. [City Room/NYT]
I’m going to spend the next year as a private citizen, but I do indeed intend to run for office again. I’m not sure for what, and I am not exactly certain when. I need to take a nap. But once I do, I’m planning to get back into the ring.