"He's entering a path that can be dangerous for big-city mayors," said Kenneth Sherrill, a retired political science professor at Hunter College. "It's not unusual for a New York City mayor to be a national speaker for urban issues. But it is unusual for one to be so concerned about his national political party and its issues."
"His current behavior brings back memories of Giuliani being a polarizing and racially divisive figure," said Kenneth Sherrill, political science professor emeritus at Hunter College. "That is why it was so remarkable that he became such a unifying figure after 9/11. I think he'll be remembered for both the good and the bad."