Gurlfriend Jess over at The Observer was tickled pink by my campaign Velveeta post. Well, being the marketing whore that I am (and that is a wink and a nod to you, Michael), I had to run out and immortalize that meme with some CafePress shwaginess :
You need a close-up of that image? Well, la negra has it right here for you:
There are many who say that the Democrats are too divided for Ferrer to win. And I know that the Vallones fall into line with that division since they endorsed Bloomberg. But I must say that those who have endorsed Freddy Ferrer are telling, in my opinion, because they show a considerable unity, bringing in former rivals, bringing in moderates and progressives, blacks, whites, hispanics, etc. I really think that the Ferrer campaign, win or lose, is a chance for the Dems to get themselves together, and start building back their strength.
Here is a litany of endorsements:
Mark Green: Ferrer's former rival endorsed Ferrer Oct.13th.
Of the 2004 rivals for President, progressive Howard Dean, progressive/moderate John Kerry, and moderate John Edwards have all come out swinging for Ferrer, urging their supporters to donate and, at least in the cases of Dean and Edwards, coming to NYC to stand with Ferrer. I was lucky enough to be there with Ferrer and Howard Dean in Union Square on Monday. Don't know about Leiberman, but wouldn't be surprised if he supports Bloomberg since they both are kind of similar in their conservatism.
"Our Democratic values are what make this country great, and right here in New York City is where we take our stand--Freddy Ferrer is the leader we need to take that first step in returning those values to New York City and beyond." --Democratic Party Chairman, Gov. Howard Dean read more »
I have been feeling depressed and frustrated about the divisions on the left. The whole â€œherding cats
Mon, 10/10/2005 - 2:30pm
Join Fernando Ferrer and Howard Dean at the Union Square Farmer's Market!
Meet on the NE corner of Union Square Park
TIME: 2:30 pm.
We will walk from the Farmer's Market through Greenwich Village and end in Washington Square Park.Please call 646-839-4947 if you have any questions or would like to volunteer.
It shouldn't come to anyone's surprise that a George W. Bush sycophant like Mike Bloomberg would lie. It only took three months of prodding to get noticed by the Democrats.
Freddy's Public School/Private School flap last week apparently spurred the Ferrer camp to not just factcheck their own site and fire the staffer who had been writing Freddy's diary, but also got them to do a little Oppo at Mike's place.
Where they found Mike's lie to me.
- Fred from Manhattan: How do you plan to get the homeless of this City permanent and secure places to live?
- Mike Answers: We're already bringing down the overall number of homeless New Yorker [sic]; that's why we were able to close the biggest family shelter in New York...
Gifford Miller shot back...today: â€œWhen Bloomberg canâ€™t confuse New Yorkers with millions in television ads, heâ€™s willing to downright lie about his record. In the â€˜Ask Mikeâ€™ section of his website, which Bloomberg said he personally oversees and approves, he writes that he is already bringing down the overall number of homeless New Yorkers."