Bill Thompson, who ran such a disorganized, lazy campaign against Mayor Bloomberg in 2009 that according to Marc Alomnte he was often late for his own events or simply didn't show up at all, has told NY1 that he plans to run for mayor again in 2013.
Bloomberg only beat Thompson by 51,000 votes even after outspending him $104 million to $6 million on the campaign,.
But that had little to do with Thompson.
New Yorkers were sick of the arrogant Moneybags decreeing himself Mayor4Life and wanted to send a message.
Had Thompson actually run a disciplined, organized campaign, it is possible some of the cowardly city unions might have thrown in on his side and churned up a GOTV effort to beat Bloomberg.
But Thompson ran badly and the cowardly unions stayed cowardly and now we have Mayor4Life Bloomberg for another four years.
So Thompson should follow Mark Green (another horrible campaigner) and get a job as a permanent "wise guy" on NY1's Road to City Hall carnival of cranks and stay out of politics.