Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Fattah v. Mondesire?

Any thoughts on the possible primary battle between the publisher of the Philadelphia Sun (and president of the local NAACP chapter) and the Congressman from the 2nd Pennsylvania District? (see story). Is it a petty political battle pitting the Northwest democratic faction (Mondesire) against West Philly democratics (Fattah). Or is it more substantive, with Mondesire working to block a candidate whom he thinks isn't serious about the office? What has Congressman Fattah done exactly? He's well known, but for what? On the other hand, Jerry Mondesire has been a visible presence on the ground in Philadelphia; often controverisal but always outspoken and passionate.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I personally think Chaka isnt a bad congressman, but is certainly overrated. he's just another politician - and if he really wants to be mayor, he needs to take stands on philly issues. i never hear him speak out on anything going on in city hall - does he support ethics reform, tax reform, school reform, etc? we don't know - and he is to blame for that. it would be glaringly opportunistic for him to suddenly decide to jump into philly issues and act as if he's always cared - when it sure seems he hasn't.

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