My buddy Thomas Galvin has some great number crunching posts here and here on Bush's 2004 results in New York City compared to 2000. In all 5 boroughs of New York, Bush gained ground, while Kerry lost Gore votes in all but one. While Bush lost the city, hands down, he did make a stronger showing than 2000. All this, with almost no advertising, no (non-fund-raiser) campaign stops, a liberal local media, and a ballot that included a weak GOP candidate for the US Senate and sparse candidates for local offices.
Maybe this blog had something to do with it. Hey Karl Rove lets talk, email me.