Ed Koch on Clinton, Bloomberg and why he's shy

Posted by: Diane Brady on June 26, 2007

Former New York City mayor Ed Koch was here to promote his new book, Buzz. He had lots to say on how to get it—and why most people don’t (“You talk when you have something to say that somebody would be interested in!”) … Check out his Video View.

I asked Mayor Koch about Hillary Clinton’s chances in the presidental race. Although he’s a big supporter, he talked about the negative reaction she often gets. He attributes it to women who “resent the fact that she stayed with him (Bill) after he diminished her in so many ways.” His advice: Do an intimate TV interview to address that issue straight on. And if Mayor Mike Bloomberg steps into the race? “I’m for Hillary in the Democratic Primary but if Michael Bloomberg enters the race, I will choose whoever will make the better president … I don’t have to make the choice now but I have no doubt he will be running.” Spoken like a true politician.

Reader Comments

Erika

June 27, 2007 1:38 PM

What do you think about Michael Bloomberg as a presidential candidate? He seems not to have as strong a presence as the other candidates. I also very much agree with Mr. Koch in terms of Hillary Clinton. He brings up a good point and an excellent suggestion. I would be very interested in hearing what she would have to say in an interview discussing her campaign that would also address the issue of her marital problems during the Clinton Administration.

Diane

June 27, 2007 2:15 PM

I don't think he has much of a presence, either. The man rides the subway every day and barely gets noticed. But he has done a great job in running New York. Check out the article we did on him: http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/content/jun2007/db20070614_393071.htm?chan=search

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