The mayor of New York City raised the collective eyebrows of both parties when he flat out refused Sunday to endorse Hillary Clinton’s bid for the United States presidency.
And now, he’s heading to Iowa to push his “progressive” vision for America the very same week that Clinton is in the crucial early primary state pushing hers.
It’s a state she lost she lost to Barack Obama in the 2008 primary.
The Democratic DeBlasio’s snub Sunday, the same day Clinton tossed her hat into the ring,b was noted for several reasons:
- Other state top Dems, like Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Sen Charles Schumer, offered their unbridled enthusiasm for the former First Lady.
- De Blasio managed her 2000 campaign for the Senate.
- Clinton and Chirlane McCray, the mayor’s wife, just appeared side-by-side at an event promoting a major early childhood development initiative.
- Clinton and her husband Bill were special guests at the mayor’s swearing in.
Hilary Rosen, a major party consultant and specialist, was flabbergasted and launched the social media missiles.
@BilldeBlasio's self aggrandizing on #MeetthePress at @hillaryclintons exnse won't go un noticed. #Ridiculous, she posted on Twitter.