I know how much you tried to win the Primary yesterday but, unfortunately that didn't happen. There were several candidates that stayed in the race long after they knew they'd never win and their donations were dry. As an example, Anthony Weiner should have exited after his 2nd admission of lewd tweets and John Liu should have left also when 2 staff member were convicted of money laundring in his last election for Comptroller. Then there were several candidates who, from the beginning of the race, didn't stand any chance of winning. I'm not going to list their names, but they were all polling under 5%. More below the orange design
I'm sure if you continue to have votes counted from all those absentee ballots and provisional ballots, etc., you'll receive more votes, but DeBlasio will also as will Quinn and the other candidates.
In 2005 to his credit and for the sake of party unity, Anthony Weiner put a halt to counting votes in his primary against Freddie Ferrara, thereby allowing Ferrara to be the Democratic candidate against Bloomberg. Too bad many of our elected officials didn't feel the same way and supported Bloomberg instead. In 2009 you got much of their support back but Bloomberg's megabucks overwhelmed your donations and he beat you by about 4.5%.
Look, I truly believe that if you and DeBlasio were closer than 40.2% vs 26% maybe you should go for it. But with DeBlasio having a current lead of 14% over you, you're still not going to beat him. If there is a run-off you will get votes from those who supported other candiates in the primary , but so will he and I doubt if you're able to overtake him.
Therefore, for the sake of party unity and to save our Democratic Party here in NYC money, please reconsider a run-off if, after all the votes are recounted, plus the absentee ballots, military and all other ballots by affidavit you're still behind, then please stop the process so we have more money to fight Joe Lhota.
Oh, and by the way Mr. Thompson I first met you in 2009 at a Democratic Party in Brooklyn. I suggested to you that you open a satellite office in Bay Ridge, Park Slope or somewhere else other than the 2 you had in minority neighborhoods. I don't know if it was a lack of money or what but you never did that and this could have helped you extend your base and you could have made up the 4.5% you lost to Bloomberg by