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I agree with Goldy that Greg was and is a very good administrator. But, long term success in politics requires building a support base and Nickels failed to do this.
Nicklels supprt came from three organized sources .. labor unions, the dem party, and business. All that is pretty tradional and ays for LOTS of ads.
What he never did was create the kind of local support previous mayors have done . esp Norm Rice. Nor did he use the Council to create a political infrastructure to support his ideas.
I fault Obama in the same way. He ran a great TOP DOWN campaign that has left local activists (moi) largely leaderless.
This is inept poltics in an age of media chaos. The Brown Shorts understand this all too well .. they are very well organized onh the ground in churches, hate radio stations, … they have an almost fityh colyumn like structure of activists .. from Susan Hutchinson to the Mars Church.
If Damayor had built a community structure of his won or had kicked the GD demo party to do ITS job, Nickle would not be in the pickle now."
Here is the beginning of my post. And here is the rest of it.