Rudy Giuliani dog-whistles race and crime fears while on the campaign trail for Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The former New York City mayor warned that if Bloomberg is not re-elected in November, the city will become more dangerous. "I worried daily that the city might be turned back to the way it was before 1993... and you know exactly what I'm talking about," Giuliani warned a group of Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn.
What exactly is Rudy talking about? Sounds like a none-too-subtle comparison between former Mayor David Dinkins, who is black, as is Bloomberg's opponent Bill Thompson.
Giuliani's incendiary rhetotric has been criticized by city leaders and Thompson's campaign. Bloomberg has no comment.