The British Telegraph continues its coverage of the blizzard here.
The Telegraph: A blizzard dumps tonnes of snow on New York, crippling large sections of the city. Outer borough residents go for days without seeing a snow plough, and complain furiously as people begin to die. The mayor, a popular, party-switching chap tipped as a future US presidential candidate, suddenly finds his administration – which was slow to react – is in crisis. The year? 1969.
Despite Lindsay’s February blizzard, he was re-elected the following November, a feat that’s been attributed to the good feeling created by the Miracle Mets. There’s an obvious distinction, though. Bloomberg isn’t up for re-election as Mayor (he’s in a third, and final, term that he was able to get by a controversial political maneuver), and has all but made a Sherman statement concerning Presidential ambition.