Friday, November 03, 2006

Merc Covers Clinton Endorsement; Chavez the Democratic Choice

Take a look for yourself: http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/politics/elections/15918994.htm

In the article, Reed claims that the office of Mayor should be non-partisan. Non-partisanship is a fiction. Issues, programs, etc. that require funding are inherently political and always will be. One's political orientation is central to how such funding decisions will be made. And social issues - same-sex marriage, abortion, etc. - are by definition zero-sum.

Chuck Reed is running a campaign that is absolutely silent on how he stands politically.

The only way one can truly be non-partisan is to do nothing at all... If you look at Chuck's record on the council, you may believe that he may just be non-partisan after all. He is pandering to Republicans by sending out literature boasting of Republican endorsements and speaking at Republican events. If you're a Democrat, don't be fooled by this Justice Roberts-like campaign of silence.

12 Comments:

At 8:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Clinton's endorsements speak louder than the hit-machine that Reed has created through COMPAC.

Restore the Pride! Restore the Vision! Chavez in '06!

 
At 8:28 AM, Anonymous the tiger said...

All this substantive discussion is great... all the while san jose inside puts up another stupid article pretending to be funny while bashing democrats.

did anybody hear tom mcenery on KGO the other day? He sounded like a nasty, bitter, senile old man.

For those keeping score, that's ZERO credibility for him. And ZERO credibility for his web site.

He's like the guy who just graduated high school but still tries to hang out at high school parties and pick up on younger girls: IT'S TIME TO MOVE ON!

 
At 10:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A clinton endorsement means nothing in a local race. It doesn't even mean anything in state or national race. Gore, Kerry, Angelides, Prop. 87 and Chavez all have Clinton endorsements. Guess how those did or will turn out?

LOL, half the populace has voted already and they have voted to restore our pride. Reed in '06 babay!

 
At 11:14 AM, Anonymous Tim T. said...

How does Bill Clinton know that Chavez is the Mayor San Jose needs? His endorsement is a joke. How much did that cost the Democratic Party?

Substantive discussion? Where? Where has there been any objective insight on this blog? Any CONS on the Chavez side? She is certainly not perfect, as your site is trying to lead people to believe.

 
At 11:59 AM, Anonymous d.h.k. said...

Tim t: Stop reading the site if you don't like it so much

 
At 12:04 PM, Anonymous b. wong said...

Clinton is a fabulous endorsement for Chavez. Clinton has experience at every level of US government. He knows about the need for strong Democratic leadership.

Above all, Clinton maintained a strong commitment to his core values. These core values are what he must have identified in Chavez and what he is willing to put his name on.

Clinton led our country out of recession. Chavez can help our city realize its great potential just like he did.

 
At 12:11 PM, Anonymous philip s. said...

Anonymous...

Glad to see that the Reedites are rooting against Angelides, Prop. 87, and Chavez.

You and your Republican friends know the only way you can win in San Jose is for a candidate to pretend to be a Democrat. Pathetic. Your campaign has pandered to Democrats and once you get their vote, you'll stab them in the back. You should be very proud of yourself.

 
At 3:33 PM, Anonymous da wrangler said...

San Jose is the heart of the Silicon Valley. I'm glad Clinton recognized the importance of getting a great Mayor for a great city.

 
At 3:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Clinton's endorsement of Cindy for Mayor will have the same effect as Clinton's endorsement of Gray Davis when the former Governor was tossed out by the voters through a recall election. Someone ought to keep score on how much Clinton helps or hurts candidates running for local office.

 
At 4:00 PM, Anonymous SJ denizen said...

There's a reason that Clinton chose Chavez. There's a reason that he rarely ever chimes in on municipal elections.

You keep focusing on his endorsement track record, while we show the voters of SJ this tremendously impressive endorsement.

Keep making Lewinsky jokes, while we show voters how REAL democrats feel about this election.

 
At 5:06 PM, Anonymous realist said...

I wonder if Bill and Cindy talked about Coyote Valley development before making his decision? Do you think they had a substansive discussion on the issues of growth in North San Jose, infill, attracting retailer to our downtown. Or do you think he endorsed because the dems know how much money they can raise in Silicon Valley with a Mayor who is willing to take money from anyone who offers it. I refer to Steve Preminger when he said of the gambling money "it's available, it's legal."

 
At 5:24 PM, Anonymous larry hughes said...

A Chuck Reed supporter attacking someone for accepting money from any place they can get it?!

HA!

Dennis Fong is trying to buy and sell this election (everybody's favorite slum lord).

Why can't anybody step up to the challenge and answer the question: why are so many Orange County developers funnelling money to Chuck Reed's campaign???

 

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