New Yorkers, stop Christine Quinn from getting my job

Aug 28, 2013, 10:00 ET from Friends of Smithies New York

NEW YORK, Aug. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This information is provided by Friends of Smithies New York: What the city of New York need to see in a Mayor is that he or she is a person of belief, not ideas.  To dwell on ideas as a leader is to dither.  Because all you'll be seen doing is spending time, engaging paradox of what might have been and what might not be true of your convictions. 

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A Mayor for this city cannot be pragmatic and be skeptic of own convictions at the same time.  Otherwise how do you get New Yorkers to juice up?

You, Ms. Quinn and Joe Llhota got endorsed by the New York Times and the New York Daily News.  But, could it be for skipping debates or for being rooted in pre-Bloomberg time and ideas - a time when it was necessary to display an enduring attachment to an institutional practice?  Or for, say, tow party line, run-off voting is irrelevant, so make no attempt to find out whether New Yorkers are juiced up or not.

If not, then how do we get to reform our electoral system if you and your league of old democrats and republicans are fully bent on pushing us back into pre-Bloomberg days?  How do we start moving the city forward when the city and some of it's institutions badly needed to be radically reformed?  

This is not the time for you to remain bland, oblique and diplomatically be drama-less like Joe Llhota.  You enjoy what is known rather than exercise a wish to look for something new.  But a Mayor for the city needed to pack more than to always display a strong propensity for what is available.  This is a new age, it is digital and we have to politically discuss the present rather than revel in what was or what has always been. 

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Abiodun (Abbey) Laurel-Smith (Smithie for Mayor 2013)

SOURCE Friends of Smithies New York