In American Spectator, Chris Reed asks, “Will San Diego elect a gay libertarian or a snarling misanthrope as mayor?”
SAN DIEGO — For four decades, California’s second-largest city has had a habit of electing bland, mostly Republican centrists. Some have been effective. Pete Wilson went on to become a senator and governor. Some have been disasters. Dick Murphy was blasted by Time magazine in 2005 as one of America’s worst mayors shortly before he resigned.
This tradition of blandness ends on Nov. 6. That’s when San Diegans have to choose between Republican Councilman Carl DeMaio, a hard-charging, 38-year-old gay libertarian who is a champion of outsourcing government services, and longtime Democratic congressman Bob Filner, a 70-year-old paleoliberal whose relentlessly combative manner has produced nonstop headlines for three months.
The article includes a link to Ryan Purdy’s Rostra piece on CoinToss-gate.
Read all of Reed’s “Anger Mismanagement on the Ballot” at American Spectator online.
Speaking of Chris Reed, he will host a two-hour election special this Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon on KOGO AM-600 and Newsradio FM 95.7. It should be worth a listen. Reed has been missed on the radio since his weeknight radio gig ended on KOGO exactly a year ago.