From City Hall:
The plan was simple: Comptroller Bill Thompson and Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrión would link arms in a show of Democratic unity in 2009 and barnstorm across the five boroughs from campaign event to campaign event—or at least would team up in people’s minds, drawing African-American and Latino voters out together to sweep them both into office in the fall.
But it is not to be.
With hardly a wave goodbye, Carrión absconded to Washington to join the Obama administration, shattering the hopes for the fabled black-brown coalition that has forever eluded New York elections.
Wow. The news media and politicians love to portray Queens residents as Archie Bunkers. Have they ever listened to the way they speak or read what they've written? Do they believe that blacks and Latinos don't care about issues, but just blindly pull the lever for a person with dark skin? (Let's remember that Archie country overwhelmingly voted Obama last November...)
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