The rumours are circulating in New York this week that Mayor John Lindsay may be on the point of announcing his candidacy for the next Presidential election for months now, the pundits have been predicting that Lindsay - despite his past denials - will enter the next race for the White House.
The rumours are circulating in New York this week that Mayor John Lindsay may be on the point of announcing his candidacy for the next Presidential election for months now, the pundits have been predicting that Lindsay - despite his past denials - will enter the next race for the White House. In view of the latest spate of rumours, we are reissuing out profile of New York's colourful Mayor, originally serviced last November.
Another cause of speculation is which party Lindsay, if he does run for President, will represent. Lindsay first became Now York's mayor on the Republic ticket but his outspoken statements on such subjects as the Vietnam war soon lost him party support.
When he came up for a second term of office, he lost Republican backing. But standing as a Liberal Independent, Lindsay fought a brilliant campaign against the party machines of the Democrats and the Republicans - and eventually triumph??? at the polls. This was how he den??? bed his vote-splitting performance:
But if he does run for President, Lindsay will have to seek reconciliation with the Republicans, or more likely, switch allegiance to the Democrats, who already regard Lindsay with favour? The answers could come from a press conference Lindsay has called for later today.
SYNOPSIS: John Vliet Lindsay, Mayor of New York's eight million, multi-racial population. Is currently reckoned to hold the and toughest job in the United Station. His liberalism ??? ???rned him enemies like those construction workers who hung him in aphagia lest year. But it has also won him powerfully friends who ??? he has the qualities to fall America's toughest job the Presidency.
Lindsay are denied Presidential ambitions. But many party leaders see him an a front-runner in the next race for the White House, man with the same kind of personal???tiem as the lite Robert Kennedy.
Flashback to 1965. Lindsay had just been sworn into office when a transport strike paralysed New York. further crippling strikes followed an Lindsay tried to run the city honourably after twenty years of cynical ???ining and graft. Kis chief ??? was not with the unions but with the impoverished and with the racial ???
At times of racial tension, like this anti-Negro demonstration, Lindsay has a habit of going to the storm centre, reassuring people and calming them. Lindsay has never been afraid to take an uncompromising stand on international issues, like American involvement in Vietnam.
Lindsay's six years at City Hall have given him a chance to play host to world loaders, including Jordan's King Hussein. But many Republicans wore pot impressed and Lindsay lost the party nomination when he stood for a second term of office.
In the week's before the election, Lindsay kept himself in the public eye - presenting moonman Armstrong Collins, and Aldrin with New York's Gold Medal, for example. Standing as a Liberal Independent, Lindsay fought and beat the party machines of the Republicans and the Democratic. It was a famous victory. But because of it, Lindsay now stands at the political crossroads.
As Mayor, he's been a universal scapegoat, blamed even for heavy snowfalls. But when people go to the polls, he has the kind of magnetism that cuts through class barriers and even political loyalties. Lindsay himself summed up the situation after the last election. Could ??? do it again in the next race far the White House?