In electing New York City mayors, it's all about-face
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Every New York City mayor draws intense public inspection -- and ends up with a unique and lasting caricature. Crafted by pundits and fellow pols, this public image is based, fairly or not, on personal style, policy and circumstance.
Remarkably, every mayor's public profile has seemed to differ to a dramatic degree from that of his predecessor, a rule that has held true for at least a generation.