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Old 04-02-2009, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Originally from Cali relocated to Inman Park/Old 4th Ward/Westside Atlanta
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Lisa Borders jumps back in mayor’s race!

If Kasim Reed, Lisa Borders, Jessie Spikes and Mary Norwood all stay in the race I wonder if the black vote will split (Reed/Borders) with the majority of the remaining votes going to Norwood?

Lisa Borders jumps back in mayor's race | ajc.com (http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/atlanta/stories//2009/04/02/borders_atlanta_mayor.html - broken link)
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Old 04-02-2009, 09:13 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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So tell me, what changed about Ms. Border's situation that she all of a sudden can take care of her parents and carry out her mayoral duties? This was her express reason for dropping out in the first place.
My impression is that parties that were interested in preserving the status quo and found the prospect of Mayor Mary Norwood unsettling are applying pressure on LB to jump back in.
The next step will be to clear her path by pushing out Kasim Reed.
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Old 04-02-2009, 09:45 PM
 
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My impression is that parties that were interested in preserving the status quo and found the prospect of Mayor Mary Norwood unsettling are applying pressure on LB to jump back in.
Im sure the maynard jackson dynasty is sweating bullets since they keep hearing that the black percentage of Atlanta is shrinking. Shirley Franklin has publicly said it worries her, which I find pretty amazing she gets away with saying this.

I think what you said is right on par.
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Old 04-03-2009, 06:31 AM
 
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Run Clark Howard, run!
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Old 04-03-2009, 06:38 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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"Asked how she would respond to criticism that she and the council bear some responsibility for the city's current financial shape, Borders said that's not constructive."

Not constructive for whom, Ms. Borders?
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Old 04-03-2009, 08:21 AM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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Run Clark Howard, run!
Clark Howard announced to the media a couple of months ago that he was not going to run for Mayor, as he was recently diagnosed with Colon Cancer. While he says it was caught in the extreme early stages and is "100% treatable at that stage", it goes without saying that you don't need the stress of running for public office while on chemo, so, he's not running.

I have little doubt however, that if the right person does win, he will be used as a consultant, or may even hold a City position.
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Old 04-03-2009, 08:49 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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Clark Howard announced to the media a couple of months ago that he was not going to run for Mayor, as he was recently diagnosed with Colon Cancer. While he says it was caught in the extreme early stages and is "100% treatable at that stage", it goes without saying that you don't need the stress of running for public office while on chemo, so, he's not running.

I have little doubt however, that if the right person does win, he will be used as a consultant, or may even hold a City position.
I heard Clark also say that he felt that he couldn't be there enough for his family if he took this on. Too bad for us.

I heard Ms. Borders say last night that 'full-time care' has been arranged for her parents. Since this was apparently something that she could not initially arrange on her own, I wonder who did?
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Old 04-03-2009, 09:16 AM
 
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This seems like the mayoral race worth watching. This will be interesting, especially if Reed drops out. I doubt it, since he will have Shirley's support. It's like an episode out of The Wire on HBO. Where the two black candidates of Baltimore split votes among the poor and middle class, and the upper class vote for the white candidate. Oh I miss that show.
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Old 04-03-2009, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Triangle, North Carolina
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Mayor Borders
Well, guess we can count on Atlanta remaining status quo though 2013.

They need to clean out the council, beginning with her. It just gets better every day. Reed and Spikes will drop out and we will be down to the Mary and Lisa ticket.
Your choice Atlanta. Shirley Franklin Part III or Shirley Franklin Part III.

So sad with a city with such great potential.
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Old 04-03-2009, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Triangle, North Carolina
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Clark Howard announced to the media a couple of months ago that he was not going to run for Mayor, as he was recently diagnosed with Colon Cancer. While he says it was caught in the extreme early stages and is "100% treatable at that stage", it goes without saying that you don't need the stress of running for public office while on chemo, so, he's not running.

I have little doubt however, that if the right person does win, he will be used as a consultant, or may even hold a City position.
Darn! I did not know that! What a shame.
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