Summary and Analysis for NYC Mayoral Victory Speeches


In Bill De Blasio’s victory speech, he starts off by thanking his supporters and family, for everything they’ve done to help him make it this far. Bill believes that all with authority should keep the city protected, and he expresses his gratitude towards anyone who helped those in need of support during 9/11. Bill states that ” New York has become a tail of two cities”, meaning there are two different types of people in New York. One, being the wealthy class, and two, people living near poverty. While the wealthy class live in luxurious life styles, the poor strives on to help their kids get a better education. Bill resorts to helping those in need, and believing everyone should deserve a chance to reach their potentials.

In Joe Lhota’s victory speech, he states that taxes and other issues dominated campaigns, but what he is trying to fight for is resolving issues for New Yorkers, and how they can be solved. What Joe believes brought him to victory were “issues, vision, principal, and experience” .(3:30) By unifying the republican party, it provides the strength needed to victorious in November.

Analysis : Compare and Contrast

Between these 2 victory speeches, I feel that Bill’s speech was more detailed, and provided more information on what he was trying to aim for. He was being specific about what needed to be changed, and what would be better for the city. By bringing up 9/11, he reminded us of what happened during in times of difficulty, and sent a message to the city that we’ll never be left unprotected, even when when under poor circumstances. Joe’s victory speech was too general and overall, not pointing out details that needed to be said. He stated that he only cared for issues that mattered to New York, which is not specific at all, while he could’ve prioritized problems that dominated other issues. Even though Republicans and Democrats think and use methods differently, their main goal is a brighter and better future for New York. By pointing out the city’s weak points, they aim to strengthen and change their views on what can be done to make New York a “better” place.

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