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Sunday, September 8, 2013
Pre-Primary Days in NYC
As the Democratic (and Republican) primary in NYC approaches, Outgoing Mayor Mike steps in it with his own extremist brand of political commentary,http://nyti.ms/1dQAVjF , while RealClear Politics website reviews the current polling numbers, http://realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2013/other/ny/new_york_city_mayor_democratic_primary-3741.html , for what they are actually worth; and Ford Fessenden's interesting article accompanying the infographic in the Saturday NY Times on the voting blocs among the ethnic enclaves and neighborhoods of New York, in the current primary race and post-Bloombergian political environment may add up to a whole lot of nothing as the proof is in the pudding and it will ultimately be in the magic of the primary election itself, in actually which candidates' voters and how many of them make the effort to get out to the polls to (perhaps for the last time as we will be again using the mechanical voting machines) pull the lever and set the wheels and reels spinning.Whether this will result in a primary Dem run off or simply pave the way for the November election, we will have to see. So it will be up to the voters now to get out there and do their duty. And where it stops no one will know until (hopefully) primary night.