For the past 2 years I have been heavily involved in touring and researching colleges since I have two kids 15 months apart in age that both need to attend college. I look fondly on the days me and my wife went to college because we did not have to consider the high cost and varied costs of tuition that today’s kids are faced with just to hope for a good career and bright financial future. Times have changed and not for the better for our kids. Ed Koch was a bright light and a good man who saw the importance of offering true benefits to the New York City employee.
He was a people’s person who admitted that he really did not like criticism like most of us. He would fight back negative comments and tell people that he and his city were not punching bags. If you hit us , we will hit you back. Koch’s no hold back style won him a lot of supporters and two more terms as Mayor of the city but his handling of race relations and the Aids crisis proved that he was too cold to some citizens of his city.
When he sought his 4Th term in 1989, the voters let him know that they had enough and did not reelect him. He took it hard. If anyone ever said again that he should run again for Mayor, he would say, ”No. The people threw me out and now they should be punished.” He was a funny guy. In the years since his defeat, Koch has kept busy writing books and writing radio commentaries. He even made movie reviews.