Farewell to November - it was truly an exciting month! Before we leave, let's see who is up/down..
Coming off the victories of RiverPlace and port authority (securing a legacy), one would hope that the mayor would be doing everything in his power to help make the transition to Pete Sehnert an easy one for the sake of the city. He still has a month left in office, I hope he decides to stay on the high road and leave office in style; the last impression is often the one that the community remembers.
You think that Mayor Iriti not being helpful is an issue? Wait until you face your own 'RiverPlace'-type issue and then see what type of response you receive the community-at-large. Even if you are not receiving cooperation, rise above it and just do your best. Complaining about it in the news does not endear you to the community; it makes you seem like a whiner. You have a month until taking office - don't ruin your political reputation before you begin your new job.
Whether you believe or not that the questions the Cable News Network selected, or their methodology, were above board, one thing does not change. No matter who the person was asking the question - or whether they support someone else - candidates have to answer difficult questions (even if quite a few were irrelevent). If CNN would have truly not used a question or two if they knew more about who submitted them, then shame on them for not vetting the individuals fully.
Planted questions...Obama catching (or passing her) in Iowa...polls showing Republicans would beat her head-to-head...receiving Streisand's endorsement...and now the hostage situation in Rochester. When you are in front, people find more faults because they are looking harder. But no matter how you look at it, this has not been a good week for her PR department.
Just the opposite, it seems like the former governor of Arkansas can do little wrong these days. He is tied with or ahead of everyone in Iowa...he is surging in New Hampshire and South Carolina...almost every story I read/watched had him winning the YouTube debate...and Chuck Norris endoresed him. Despite the first attack ad of the season directed at him (and Romney - from Thompson), this has been a good week for his PR department.span>