Ed Koch was the rare Democrat you could respect for their integrity. He started NYC in the direction of recovery but was undermined by the media following the death of Yussuf Hawkins. The media allowed Jesse Jackson and a few other race hustler to inject racial garbage into the mayoral campaign.
The city narrowly elected the dignified but incompetent David Dinkins. He meant well but couldn't run anything. His actions in the Crown Heights riots led to the victory of Rudy.
Koch made an error in endorsing Obama. Obama made some phone calls to get Koch into a hospital and Koch felt a debt of gratitude. Koch looked at the appointments of Obama and stated I expected Obama to betray Israel but not this soon.
RIP Ed Koch who quoted Daniel Pearl on his headstone.