“The next mayor of New York, if he or she is to do a good job, will have to say ‘no’ a lot. Only Lhota gave the correct answer: No, you do not strand thousands of New Yorkers for 90 minutes in a futile effort to herd two cats whose lives we are inexplicably prioritizing over the rats who are run over, or drowned, or exterminated in the subways every day. The most terrifying aspect of this campaign is that New York is poised to elect its first non-asshole mayor since Abe Beame. There’s a reason big cities elect mayors like Mike Bloomberg and Rudy Giuliani and Rahm Emanuel and Richard Daley and Ed Rendell. The mayor’s main job is to say ‘no.’ Those guys are good at saying ‘no.’ Lhota is the only person in the field who resembles them.” – Josh Barro, writing for Business Insider.