Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Fenty Versus Gray Thoughts of the Day

Are you still undecided between Adrian Fenty and Vincent Gray? Between now and the election we present occasional 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.  And if you still can't figure out whom to vote for, use our handy Fenty-Gray decider.

For Fenty:

There is a disconnect between what Fenty has done and how he is perceived. But on matters of substance, which will determine whether Washington becomes a truly livable place for residents of all races and in all wards, Fenty has a decidedly positive track record. Under Mayor Fenty, Washington suddenly has a palpable sense that the city’s major institutions and neighborhoods are finally moving in the right direction. People haven't felt this way for decades. --Washington Examiner

When crime goes down, we all feel safer — in our neighborhoods, our parks and our downtown. #fenty --Fenty campaign Tweet

For Gray:

It's part of the plan. Adrian Fenty plays checkers while Vincent Gray plays chess. #enough No jobs-No Fenty! --Twitter

When I think of Vince, I am reminded of  Hubert Humphrey’s observation that the moral test of government is determined by “how that government treats those in the dawn of life; those who are in the twilight of life; and those who are in the shadows of life.” --Sharon Pratt, former DC Mayor

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