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  •  i'm not sure she actually believed (0+ / 0-)

    that she was going to win.

    she certainly has had the appearance from day one as being unprepared to rise to the occasion.

    totally sucks that we went from dellums (asleep) to quan (inept).

    "i hear you're mad about brubeck ... i like your eyes. i like him too." -donald fagen

    by homo neurotic on Thu Jul 11, 2013 at 01:33:37 PM PDT

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    •  I stuffed envelopes in 1968 for Dellums' campaign (1+ / 0-)
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      for Congress. He was young and active then.

      •  the gap (1+ / 0-)
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        between dellums' (VERY well and honorably earned) progressive bona fides from during his prior public service, and his performance as oakland mayor, was huge. and exceptionally disappointing. he served oakland very, very poorly as mayor. such a big, big shame...

        that said, he warned us: i am not recalling the exact quote, but i do distinctly recall seeing him quoted before the election as saying that he really didn't expect to be super active or activist or accessible.  i remember thinking: what a strange campaign promise: "vote for me. but i'm not gonna do much, however, once you put me in office."

        "i hear you're mad about brubeck ... i like your eyes. i like him too." -donald fagen

        by homo neurotic on Thu Jul 11, 2013 at 03:06:22 PM PDT

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        •  I think part of the problem was that he had so (1+ / 0-)
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          many "friends" like Robert Bob waiting for him when he took office, that the needs and wishes of The People were completely drowned out by these hangers-on.

          •  add to that (0+ / 0-)

            what i understand to be very effective, impenetrable shielding / gate-keeping duties performed by his wife, so's to keep such trivialities as the public's needs and actual mayoral work duties far at bay

            "i hear you're mad about brubeck ... i like your eyes. i like him too." -donald fagen

            by homo neurotic on Fri Jul 12, 2013 at 10:17:43 AM PDT

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