Live from Gowanus, Brooklyn, NYC mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio, is first being introduced by his daughter, Chiara de Blasio. As his supporters cheer him on, Bill de Blasio comes out with his wife, and before saying anything, hugs his family. He then moves towards the microphone and starts to express his gratitude to everybody that supported and voted for him. Before he continues, he takes a moment to remember the families who lost their loved ones 12 years ago, on 9/11, and the people (firefighters, police men) who risked their lives to help and protect others on that day (9:09). De Blasio refers to New York as “a tale of two cities”, a city that consists of poor individuals, and wealthy people, all separated. New York is a city that he plans on uniting and find a solution to. In his speech, Bill de Blasio speaks passionately about his ideals, stating, “Thinking big isn’t new to us.” The democrat mayoral candidate encourages a movement that would transform the way people think about their city, New York and it’s future.
Live from Midtown, Manhattan, republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota introduces himself. As he begins speaking, he thanks all of the voters who are watching at home. He then thanks his family, his big campaign team and his friends. Lhota seems very positive and hopeful about his victory, as he states “Ladies and gentlemen, tonight represents a mile marker on our road to victory in November.” (2:49) He talks about how the republican party needs to unite for the common good. He also says what his campaign has always been about the issue that matters to new yorkers and how the mayor can best serve the people of this city. He hopes to unify and strengthen his party, and prepare for victory in November, where he will likely be going up against Bill de Blasio.
To me, personally, Bill de Blasio’s speech was more honest and convincing. It was more realistic because of how he spoke about events and tragedies that have affected Americans. The vision of happiness he’s promoting for the city is for the people to become more unite and better the lives of every new yorker. Bill de Blasio is promoting a better future for the citizens of New York City.
Joe Lhota’s speech seemed more benefiting for himself, to me, rather than being benefiting for the new yorkers. His speech was very short, quick and straightforward. He talked about his republican party and how they need to unite. He did not mention that the new yorkers need to come together as one to form a stronger and better community for themselves. He is more worried about just winning in November, than making New York a better place for it’s citizens.
Bill de Blasio’s speech focuses on the needs of the people, and what can be done to meet those needs in order to make New York a better city. His speech was more realistic because he even talks about the events of 9/11. He took a moment to remember those victims and their families that were affected by that tragedy that day. De Blasio cares for the new yorkers, wanting them to feel safer with the authority and improved security in the city. Joe Lhota’s speech differs from de Blasio’s. He basically just talks about what would be better for his party, not for the people really. Apparently, both candidates have different point of views and goals for the citizens of New York. However, they have one main thing in common, they both want to unite their parties.