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  •  I kind of agree. (0+ / 0-)

    I'm not sure what, exactly, makes him a "conservative, pro-business" Democrat, but whatever. If Jacksonville is as conservative as Politico and the Tampa Bay Times suggest it is, I guess it might be necessary.

    "The election of Mitt Romney and a supporting congress this November would be a...disaster for America. Think of the trainwreck that has been the Conservative government in Britain since 2010. And square it."--Brad DeLong

    by bjssp on Thu Jul 26, 2012 at 12:16:08 PM PDT

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    •  It's not really conservative (4+ / 0-)
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      The problem is the city government got fused with the County government back in the 1970s, as a way of keeping the white establishment in power. Thus the mostly minority, and pretty impoverished city of Jacksonville, is generally governed by a cabal of really wealthy (their last mayor was Romney-level rich), white Republicans from the suburban portions of the county. It's extremely polarized. Alvin Brown only won because the insurgent teabagger beat the more mainstream Republican who was the business candidate. Businesses in the area, along with Republican suburban women concerned about education cuts, coalesced around Brown's campaign and fueled from a mostly unknown, deep underdog, to an upset winner.

      "Once, many, many years ago I thought I was wrong. Of course it turned out I had been right all along. But I was wrong to have thought I was wrong." -John Foster Dulles. My Political Compass Score: -4.00, -3.69, Proud member of DKE

      by ArkDem14 on Thu Jul 26, 2012 at 12:55:57 PM PDT

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      •  Thanks for this information. (0+ / 0-)

        "The election of Mitt Romney and a supporting congress this November would be a...disaster for America. Think of the trainwreck that has been the Conservative government in Britain since 2010. And square it."--Brad DeLong

        by bjssp on Thu Jul 26, 2012 at 07:49:34 PM PDT

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