Monday, January 7, 2008

Dellums Reality Check

By Robert Gammon
Mon, Jan 7, 2008 at 10:47 AM

In case you missed it, Sunday's Chronicle included a nice reality-check of Mayor Ron Dellums' first year as Oakland mayor. The piece, by veteran political reporter John Wildermuth, rightly points out that Dellums has been exactly the type of mayor he said he would be -— a cautious coalition builder, and not a decisive hands-on leader. Which raises the obvious question -— is Dellums a victim of unrealistic expectations? Unfortunately, hizzoner didn't answer that question or any others posed by the Chron, because he refused to be interviewed, as is his habit.

In case you missed it, Sunday's Chronicle included a nice reality check of Ron Dellums' first year as Oakland mayor. The piece, by veteran political reporter John Wildermuth, rightly points out that Dellums has been exactly the type of mayor he said he would be -- a cautious coalition builder, and not a decisive hands-on leader. Which raises the obvious question -- is Dellums a victim of unrealistic expectations? Unfortunately, hizzoner didn't answer that question or any others posed by the Chron, because he refused to be interviewed, as is his habit.

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