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Re: “The Baffling Mayoral Bid of Marcie Hodge

This is a truly a twisted article. It is clearly an endorsement for someone.....who? “Dumb as dirt”….isn’t this women working on a Ph.D.? Those are not just given away. I have been following this election closely. She has real ideas that could work for this city. Stop insulting the people of Oakland. We are able to read between the lines clearly. Your problem with Hodge is where is this {insert derogatory term for an African American woman} getting her money from? My question is why can’t it be from savings and fundraisers? Did I miss something? Where is the critique on her plan for our city? Yes, I’ve seen the “glossy” brochure…..ideas look solid in my book. I saw her at another forum earlier this month and she stood out as a knowledgeable candidate. Let’s call a spade a spade…………………This article is built around stereotypes. If Hodge were a man or not African American she would be capable of pooling money or even saving it. If she were not a young black women there would be no question as to why she entered the race. Don’t play the people of Oakland for fools with this WEAK argument as to why Hodge should not be supported as mayor. She is as qualified as any of the other candidates...if not more. True, she stumbled at that Chamber of Commerce forum....but we don’t need a career politician with fancy speeches (and speech writer). Our mayor does not need to be a perfectly polished speaker. We have been there and done that. We need a polished thinker. Hodge lays the issues out and has real viable solutions for them. This article is too concerned about how she said things as opposed to what she said. Come on Gammon …get past the fashion review…he said she said reporting and let’s see some real relevant issues. This is the Oakland mayoral race….not TMZ. “Got her butt whupped”……riveting journalism.

Posted by freethinker on 09/30/2010 at 12:11 AM

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