Can a progressive mayor govern?

That is the question everyone including those who voted for him are going to be asking themselves this morning. ?Last night Bill de Blasio scored the biggest landslide that anyone can remember. ?He was a candidate lost in the mix until he ran an ad featuring his son, Dante, with an afro. ?But New York has not seen a progressive mayor since 1977. ?The common wisdom is that social liberalism must be checked by fiscal conservatism. ?This has been the defense of Bloomberg’s top down management style. ?Can de Blasio shift this in a way that helps eradicate the glaring and dramatic inequalities in the city where the gap between the haves and have nots has expanded at a frightening rate? ?That is why he was elected. ?Let’s hope he has a plan.

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