Bill De Blasio’s daughter introduced the democrats primary victory speech by thanking the overall voting population as well as praising her father for coming so far. As Bill approached the microphone he hugged his family and began to thank all that supported him, voted for him, and his fellow democrats. Bill expressed his pride for his family before commemorating all who risked there lives in 9/11. A local Brooklynite, he preaches a tale of two cities in which he aims to unify and resolve. The democrat encourages a movement that can transform the way the people of New York think about their city. De Blasio does not fail to move the crowd as he explains his motives to force change and imply new policies that support a ‘no one left behind’ attitude.
Live from midtown Manhattan, republican Joe Lohta opens his primary victory speech thanking his family, friends, and dedicated campaign team as his supporters cheer him on. Joe sees the the democrats tale of two cities not as a unifying aspect but rather as class warfare which is prompt to divide the city even more. Lhota aims to gentrify and transform the neighbor hoods in New York city by keeping our streets safe and supporting the NYPD. Joe Takes stand in education reform and viewing it as the civil rights issue of our time. The republican stresses the need for a mayor like himself who handle the city in its good times, and its bad times. Joe Lhota strives for a city where the people of new york can work, have fun, and look forward to raising there families in.
Analyzation: Bill De Blasio’s speech seemed very much more in touch with the common people. I think his vision of happiness relates very closely to to the majority of new yorkers. He has empathy and expresses it when he commemorates and reflects on 9/11 (9:15). Bills perspective on the city can be symbolizes by two sides of the same coin. He sees both sides of the city-(11:27) that being the wealthy, and the less fortunate. De Blasio emphasizes his points and plans to benefit the well being of New Yorks citizens (12:30)
Joe Lhota, coming from a family thats been living in the city for four generations (4:44), sees many of the issues in the city much different considering his family started from the bottom. Joe being the first in his family to attend college (5:03), sees opportunities as something easy to acquire through hard work, but in my opinion the times have changed meaning that a college degree does not always guarantee a career these days. Lhota seems very dedicated to improve childrens education in New York. With out a doubt Joe Lhota has played the role of a leader considering he is head of the Mass Transit Authority (MTA) but as i read in the comments of the video this is the same guy who raised the tolls for the verrazano bridge as well as bus fairs.
Bill De Blasio’s speech seemed a lot more personal then Lohtas for several reasons. De Blasio’s daughter opened for him in his home borough of Brooklyn. While Joe Lohta’s family was there they didn’t have a key role in the nominees victory speech. The democrat also took a keen moment to reflect on the events of 9/11, a day all New Yorkers were heavily affected by. Both candidates were very thankful for all the support which is a given when making a victory speech. Both candidates see the city much differently hich makes it hard for me to truly choose a side. While De Blasio sees two cities in one, Lhota states his family worked up the ladder to get where he is financially today. Although his statement is true, we are living in a much different world today than the one that he claims to of worked hard through his 50-60 years of life. One thing Lhota does without a doubt have over De Blasio though is experience as a leader, although a little reading informed me that at the time Joe Lhota was chairman of the MTA bus fares as well as bridge tolls were raised whichi believe does not sound to good for anyone in the city of New York.