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  •  Right now my mayoral focus is on Bill de Blasio (2+ / 0-)
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    indie17, poco

    I'm going to vote with the labor unions and he keeps picking up labor endorsements. 1199 was singing some big praises and their endorsement comes with an army of grassroots volunteers. Now the 25,000 strong Communications Workers of America is on board too.  

    I'm pretty far from a Puritan, I couldn't care less about Anthony Weiner's penis show but the way I figure it, there are just too many voters where the line "If that is his personal life, he can't be trusted to lead a decent public life" hit home. And if Weiner bested Quinn to go against a Republican, well you know how they play.  

    I feel the same way about John Liu. I really think he is a worthy candidate but I fear that a rePublican can turn his fundraising irregularities into the scandal of the century for people who don't pay close enough attention. And my worst nightmare is another Republican mayor.

    So Bill de Blasio for now. Because all the elected enter office beholden and coming from strong union support is a good thing. Not that I haven't lived through some turning  their backs on the workers about thirty seconds after the polls close but beholden to trade unions is a whole lot better than the platitude based associations with workers coming out of most mouths.  

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