Lesser of two goods?
(SanFranciscoFilter) SFWeekly's John Mecklin sums up the wild ride in San Francisco's mayoral race, from Matt Gonzalez's late entry
, to the baffling Guardian endorsement
, to the obvious Chronicle Gavin Newsom endorsement
, to the downright surreal Alioto endorsement debacle.
Oh, and then there's the Chron's not so coincidental "Shame " series
on homelessness, Newsom's defining issue, in the final days of the election.
In all, Mecklin concludes we're pretty damn lucky to have the fortune in this day and age to choose between two candidates that both have the capacity to do a decent job. Is this relevant to non-San Franciscans? Well, if Matt
wins (and the odds are even), that puts a Green at the helm of a fairly important US city and may help counter the effect of Arnie.
posted by badstone
on Dec 4, 2003 -