D&C Editorial: Race and the mayor's race
Posted in the Rochester Forum
#1 Oct 24, 2013
I'm hearing all over the African-American community that an attempt by City Hall operatives to get Richards elected on the Independence Party line is another example of how rules are changed when people of color come close to the finish line.
After all, City Council President Lovely Warren solidly, and surprisingly to many, defeated Richards in last month's Democratic Primary. Because the city is overwhelmingly Democratic, for decades the primary winner has been the presumed November victor.
So why aren't Richards' supporters leaving well enough alone, ask many in the African-American Community?
Whatever the reason, Richards' supporters may have just ensured a huge voter turnout for Warren, an African American, in two weeks. Remember what happened in the presidential election last November amid all of the voter suppression efforts in states such as Florida and Ohio? Black voters turned out in record numbers. They were infuriated that Republicans, who were behind the voter suppression antics, seemed to be trying to take away their votes.
Mounting an active third party campaign for Richards is being seen in the same vein. An attempted take-away. People are mad as hell and they'll likely take their anger to the polls.
No wonder why no one reads this liberal,biased, left leaning non news rag anymore.
#2 Oct 24, 2013
Just wait until the day before the election. Bob Lonsberry will tell you who to vote for. No need to pay any attention to the political bs.
Just tune into Bob the day before or the day of and do as he says. It's that easy.
#3 Oct 24, 2013
Bob already said who to vote for, and I've never heard him tell us to ever vote for a black person.
#4 Oct 24, 2013
Very few people read the D and C and even fewer minoritys read.
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