Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Fenty Versus Gray: The Last Thoughts of the Day

Are you still undecided between Adrian Fenty and Vincent Gray? This is the last of our daily Fenty versus Gray thoughts to help you decide whom to vote for to be the next Mayor of the District of Columbia. These quotations come from various sources, including Twitter, neighborhood listservs, endorsements, articles, and the campaigns themselves. As with all political pronouncements, how you evaluate these statements is up to you. You're welcome to add your thoughts in the comments section below.  If you still can't figure out whom to vote for, use our handy Fenty-Gray decider.

 For Fenty:

I was offended by the Gray postcards. The first one touted his ability at softball as one of his credentials for voting him. The one I just received basically said that a vote for Fenty was a vote for his friends. I have yet to see a Gray mailer which is positive, intelligent and, most importantly, provides vision. How are we going to move forward if Gray has yet to articulate his vision for our city's future? -Neighborhood listserv

I just don't see Gray taking on the Teacher's Union the way they need to be taken on in order to get anything accomplished. Randi Weingarten is dying for Gray to be elected. The District pays more per student than most any other state and we get schools that graduate students who cannot read or write. This has gone on far too long with our last series of well meaning, but ineffectual Mayor's. I really don't care if Fenty is arrogant, Obama gets called the same all the time, I just want him to get the job done. He seems to be doing that. -Neighborhood listserv

For Gray:

Unlike the current mayor, Vincent Gray has a track record of fairness and has demonstrated a commitment to listen to all sides in a debate about matters important to our organization. -DC Nursing Association

It is an important election for the future of the District and the neighborhood communities we serve daily. We believe our Realtor-endorsed candidates will work to retain a vibrant real estate market, improve our already great neighborhoods, and move the District forward. -Washington, DC Association of Realtors.

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