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There are five serious contenders for Mayor. In alphabetical order they are, Bob Brady, Dwight Evans, Chaka Fattah, Tom Knox and Michael Nutter.

Bob Brady brokered every major problem this city faced over the past 16 years and brought it to a just conclusion. He came into this with a lot of financial backing and, as one past Philly Pol said, ‘Money talks and bullshit walks’. Bob Brady showed us the goods time and time again.

Dwight Evans came into this primary without much respect from me. That has changed somewhat from listening to the debates. I now believe he is a man of principle who wants the best for this city. I did not like him because of his stance on education. I think I misunderstood his attempt to improve education by offering choices like charter Schools and Edison. His choices were wrong, but his heart was in the right place. My heart is also in the right place. Do not vote for either of us.

Chaka Fattah. What a disappointment. Good at attacking but few original ideas. Plays race as though we were in the 1960’s and from Philadelphia, Mississippi. We all deserve better. He quotes Reverend King but his words are mean spirited and divisive. Not a contender. And I must confess I voted for him everytime in my congressional district.

Tom Knox:. I like Mayor Bloomberg of NYC who is also a businessman like Tom Knox. Mayor Bloomberg is a visionary and a businessman. I am not so sure of Tom Knox. He talks the talk but does not seem to walk the walk. He comes in as a reformer but has already endorsed a City Council president from the tried and tired old school. I do not want more of the tired and tried. We could do worse, but Tom Knox is not our Mayor Bloomberg.

Michael Nutter: I like the way he thinks. He seems balanced with common sense and intelligence. He has always asked the right questions in City Council and stood up to the powers that be. He seems to have a sense between what we aspire to and how to get there. He is a dreamer and a pragmitist. He sends his child to public school. That means he believes in public education and will take great risks for his beliefs. He seems to be more balanced, thoughtful, gentlemanly, articulate than the others. He is not stuck on one idea about how to solve problems, whatever they are.

For this reason I am voting for Nutter.

City Council is just as important as voting for a Mayor.
If we vote in the same old tired, cannot see the forest for the trees candidates, we will be no further along then we are.

I am casting a vote for Toy for an at large seat.

Arithmetic comes into play for the at large seats. The five higest vote getters are the people elected. Each vote after your first vote actually diminishes the value of your first vote. Therefore, it is sometimes smart not to vote for five candidates. The incumbants will usually have an advantage over newcomers. Think it through.

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