RE: [dfa-23] Help Us pick our next Mayor..Draft Lori or Donna for Mayor

From: mattf
Sent on: Thursday, August 15, 2013 9:16 PM

I think there is a difference between the legal right in a court of law to due process versus the court of public opinion.  I have evolving opinions about all sorts of politicians and I don’t have  a “due process” standard and I’m not going to start having one for Bob Filner.  I think he should have resigned already and hope he still does.  

 

If this was an alternative Republican mayor I’d probably be collecting recall signatures.  In this circumstance I’ll sign a recall petition if asked and I’ll vote to recall him.  Is that a double standard or just judgment or time management.

 

From: [address removed] [mailto:[address removed]] On Behalf Of Vera Moldt
Sent: Thursday, August 15,[masked]:46 PM
To: [address removed]
Subject: RE: [dfa-23] Help Us pick our next Mayor..Draft Lori or Donna for Mayor

 

Mike,

 

I’m glad you mentioned you believe in due process as that is at the foundation of our country and what all Democrats should support.  

 

I hope Filner’s attorney will also address the issue of proportionality.  The same Republicans who gave Vitter a standing ovation when he returned from his legal problems involving prostitution, voted for the camper on the Appalachian Trail, idolize Schwarzenegger, etc. are now on the bandwagon against Filner for what appears to be crude and inappropriate behavior, rather than criminal conduct.

 

When we insist on a double standard for the people who fight for progressive issues, we are unilaterally disarming.  That is why the Republicans have been so successful in moving this country to the right since the 1970’s.  They take the long-term, strategic view and don’t throw their champions under the bus.  

 


From: [address removed] [mailto:[address removed]] On Behalf Of Mike Copass
Sent: Thursday, August 15,[masked]:20 PM
To: [address removed]
Subject: Re: [dfa-23] Help Us pick our next Mayor..Draft Lori or Donna for Mayor

 

John Mattes & DFA San Diego, 

 

I saw the Filner news (nationwide) up here in Port Angeles, WA, where I live with my sister and my nephews, 4 & 6.

 

I believe in due process for the accusations of sexual harassment -- and having said that, I think Bob Filner has nearly destroyed, effectively, his mayorship. He did it to himself, apparently, through his own behavior and choices. This has consequences for the future leadership of San Diego.

 

Post Filner mayoral office planning? Following what John said, it seems sensible to adhere to a issues-first focus.  What are the key issue/s?  Choose one or two and rally. Any future candidates will need to take those issues into account. 

 

PAST: Filner has a storied history as a Freedom Rider, as a city councilman, and a tough congressman who voted a solidly progressive line, and had often ALREADY CO-SPONSORED legislation like HR 676 Single Payer health care even before PDA members called him to do so. WONDERFUL!

 

PRESENT: I am bitter regarding Mayor Filner. Many of us spent much time and effort spent last April & May (and again in Sept/Oct) in phoning, organizing phone banks for Filner (as many of the community did) feels wasted. Whether he stays, he resigns, I'm no longer taking his calls. Onwards!

 

Mike Copass

 

 

 

On Mon, Aug 12, 2013 at 9:30 AM, John Mattes <[address removed]> wrote:

We don't know exactly when our mayor may be leaving office. But, we need to be ready to keep Progressive ideals and causes from leaving with him.

The time is now to move the conversation from what it is to what it should be. Now let's start a  discussion of which Progressive candidate should be mayor rather than which Republican or which corporate Democrat should run.
The Race has to be about respect
. Respect for women
• Respect for workers
• Respect for taxpayers

After much discussion , we concluded that Donna Frye or Lori Saldana are the kind of leaders we need as our next mayor and they have more of a chance of winning a special election than most others likely to run.

Join us in a draft Donna Frye for Mayor and draft Lori Saldana for Mayor banner waving!
This coming Friday, August 16th 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Clairemont Drive over the I-5, park at Mission Bay Visitor's Center just west of the overpass: 4 to 6 pm
_____________________


Bring signs.

Bring balloons.

Bring friends.

Bring Joy.


 

 





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