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View Poll Results: WHO WILL YOU VOTE FOR LA MAYOR?
Antonio Villaraigosa 14 30.43%
Walter Moore 23 50.00%
Other 9 19.57%
Voters: 46. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-28-2009, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Earth
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Largely due to circumstances beyond his control, like a rogue police department which he did not legally oversee under the old city charter.
True.
If Bradley had not run for a fifth term, he wouldn't have that blemish on his record. And it's hard to find fault with Bradley in his first three terms. In a better world, he would have followed up his success as mayor (even under the restrictions with which he had to operate under) with becoming the Governor of California in 1982.

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Whether that time was the worst period in the city's history is debatable. The 60s were pretty turbulent and the Watt's Riots and mass exodus of middle class whites out of South LA that ensued changed the face of the city forever.
Most people in this forum seem to think of the '60s as being one of the best periods of L.A.'s history despite Watts.
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Old 03-01-2009, 12:06 AM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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I find it funny how some think that members of the Republican party are racist and envious. One great Republican President helped end slavery in this nation. Abe Lincoln is considered by many to be one of our greatest Presidents. The thought that Republicans are the party of discimination is amazing. The Democrats do all they can to make sure that a race issue survives. Without racism many of the Democratic issues would not hold water. Don't fool yourselves for one minute believeing that the Democratic party wants to ever end problems with race. They embrace race issues. With the Republican party it is not the color of your skin that is an issue, but if you are qualified for the office you seek. For the Republicans it is more about hiring the best person for the job and skin color has nothing to do about it.
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Old 03-01-2009, 02:29 PM
 
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I for one cannot stand Villaraigosa so I am voting for Walter Moore in protest. Hopefully enough people will vote for the other candidates to force a runoff. Then perhaps Tony will realize his job is at stake and will finally debate and account for his record.

I have yet to see a poll on this election. Tony has the LA Times in his pocket and when they endorsed him they did not include a place for people to share their comments and reactions so they donít seem to be interested in what the public thinks.

So if you are an LA city resident or live in the LA area, what do you think?
I'm not pro Walter Moore or anybody. I'm a lib democrat but it bugs me when my elected official refuses to debate. Yeah, I know he's going to skate to a 2nd term but PLEASE be willing to go before the voters and discuss issues.
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Old 03-01-2009, 02:30 PM
 
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I find it funny how some think that members of the Republican party are racist and envious. One great Republican President helped end slavery in this nation. Abe Lincoln is considered by many to be one of our greatest Presidents. The thought that Republicans are the party of discimination is amazing. The Democrats do all they can to make sure that a race issue survives. Without racism many of the Democratic issues would not hold water. Don't fool yourselves for one minute believeing that the Democratic party wants to ever end problems with race. They embrace race issues. With the Republican party it is not the color of your skin that is an issue, but if you are qualified for the office you seek. For the Republicans it is more about hiring the best person for the job and skin color has nothing to do about it.
The republican party is the bastion of racism. Look how the republican voters were crying and carrying around stuffed monkeys at the thought of Obama winning. Palin rallies were a little short of Klan rallies.
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Old 03-01-2009, 04:50 PM
 
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If the Democratic party is so open minded and big on equal rights, then why didn't the Democratic controlled California pass prop 8?


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The party of the mayor is significant since some go on to run for governor [though Californians in general hate LA mayors The non-partisanship comment is correct because the city is almost entirely Democratic [all geographical areas\ income status\ diversely racial]. Riordan was well know to Angelenos well before he was elected mayor as a philanthropic Catholic businessman. He was totally despised by Republicans [ie Orange county] for being pro-gay\ pro health care. He personally donated to put in or improve hundreds of parks\ playgrounds. Riordan did not accept a salary. What's for Democrats not to like? If all Republicans were like Riordan & Schwarzenegger there would be peace & progress in our nation
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Old 03-01-2009, 07:54 PM
 
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If the Democratic party is so open minded and big on equal rights, then why didn't the Democratic controlled California pass prop 8?
That's what's sad that some Democrats voted ignorantly but stayed off the rolls of supporters. LA Times recently reported that the names of all of those who financed Prop 8 have experienced mockery & quickly dropped from the party circuit [Republicans forced to the surface for all to see

Thankfully, the attorney general will ask the state supreme court to over-rule Prop 8 this week.
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Old 03-01-2009, 08:06 PM
 
Location: NoHo (North Hollywood)
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If the Democratic party is so open minded and big on equal rights, then why didn't the Democratic controlled California pass prop 8?
VLWH, did you mean to ask, why didn't the Democratic controlled assembly/senate vote against prop 8? Your question doesn't make sense. Regardless, the Democratic assembly and senate both voted to legalize gay marriage, but the Republican Governer (Arnold) vetoed the bill. This was all before Prop 8 even came around. He said it was up to the courts to decide. Once the courts decided, he agreed with them and told people to vote no on Prop 8.
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Old 03-01-2009, 08:50 PM
 
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What I meant was, there are more registered Democrats in California then Republicans. Inspite this fact, Prop 8 was passed.

Happ understood my question.



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VLWH, did you mean to ask, why didn't the Democratic controlled assembly/senate vote against prop 8? Your question doesn't make sense. Regardless, the Democratic assembly and senate both voted to legalize gay marriage, but the Republican Governer (Arnold) vetoed the bill. This was all before Prop 8 even came around. He said it was up to the courts to decide. Once the courts decided, he agreed with them and told people to vote no on Prop 8.
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Old 03-02-2009, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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The republican party is the bastion of racism. Look how the republican voters were crying and carrying around stuffed monkeys at the thought of Obama winning. Palin rallies were a little short of Klan rallies.
You are so funny. Please provide facts and figures with your accusation. When you deliver your facts on how the Republican party is racist we will continue the debate.
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Old 03-02-2009, 01:24 PM
 
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The only current member of the US Senate who was in the KKK is a democrat. He was a grand wizard in the KKK.
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