Opportunity Knocks: Is New York's New Mayor Already Eyeing A Way Out Of His 'Dream Job'?

By Jacob Taylor | Monday, 23 May 2022 08:30
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NYC Mayor Eric Adams is planning a 2024 White House bid as an anti-woke Democrat if Joe Biden chooses not to run for a second term, it is claimed.

Adams, 61, - who once labeled himself as the "Biden of Brooklyn" - has "repeatedly" told confidantes that he is mulling a run for the highest office and thinks he could "win," sources told the New York Post.

"Eric has told me repeatedly that he thinks that he has a platform to run for national office, for president in 2024," a source close to the mayor told the Post. "He thinks New York is a national platform [and] he thinks the national party has gotten too far to the left, and he thinks he has a platform to win."

A Brooklyn Democratic official, who was not revealed, told the Post Adam's advisor Ingrid Lewis-Martin was "running point" on the matter, and he'd only stake his claim on the presidency if Biden, 79, refused to run again.

There have been opposing views about whether Biden will seek a second term. He is already the oldest President to ever hold office, and his year-and-a-half in office has been marred with what critics claim are cognitive slips.

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Ahead of the 2020 election, Biden himself had reportedly conceded he'd be a single-term President who hoped to reunite the U.S. in the wake of Donald Trump's divisive presidency.

However, there is no notable Democrat candidate to replace him, with Vice President Kamala Harris's personal approval ratings stubbornly low. Biden is now said to be touting a 2024 run.

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While only five months into his first term in office, Adams has satisfied many centrist Democrats - and conservatives - by avoiding progressive or extreme stances on economic and social issues.

However, Adam's advisor Evan Thies dismissed rumors, saying: "The mayor has not had any conversations with anyone about running for president. He is 100 percent focused on lowering crime, improving New York's economy, and bringing this city back."

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The mayor does seem to have some support, though, as CEO of Tusk Strategies Chris Coffey told the New York Post: "He is one of the best-known black elected officials in the country. The play works if Adams makes progress on crime and the president decides not to run. I think he would be crazy not to consider it."

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Even a GOP lawmaker told the Post he thought the Big Apple mayor could have a chance if he solved the crime riddling the City That Never Sleeps. The unidentified lawmaker said: "I said you really have to consider that you are young enough where you will have a life after the mayoralty, and if you solve the crime problem, there would be a lot of interest in a big city Democrat, African American with progressive values but who mediated the crime problem in a major city."

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