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Considering voting for David Oh?
If you are looking for reasons to vote for David Oh, I'm rounding up a few links of interest. In his interview with me, he was personable and I'd bet that if you could spend an hour with him, you'd end up voting for him.
To be fair, a couple of your favorite local media outlets cited David's quotes from his interview with me when it was clearly the case that they were paraphases. They were merely intended to provide flavor, not exact details on the discussion. Media folks, please keep that in mind for future attributions.
The flavor that the Republican party has allowed a number of lousy Democratic party power brokers to do whatever they wanted was essentially confirmed in one article:
As one insider told City Paper, "Under this current leadership, the Republican party is the largest Democratic ward in the city."
How lovely is that? I like it when so much of the city leadership in the Democratic Party consists of taking care of their friends rather than the interests of the entire city.
So what do we have other than a Philly Inquirer Endorsement to go on?
Well, we have this from City Paper:
To get an idea of how close this race is, consider who shot back at Oh after his YPP misquote appeared in the Inquirer: it was Frank Keel, generally known as a political proxy and the guy people call in when things need a boost. "The only thing David Oh is independent of is his senses," Keel said.
Yep, you'll want to consider Frank Keel's wisdom. On Rick Mariano's conviction for taking bribes, he said, "“He has a right to make a living.”
Then, we have the issues:
Either way, Oh said at the Franklin Terminal, he's ready. Not far from where he's standing, on I-95, are Kelly's campaign signs with the slogan: "Fighting for everyone. Two-legged. And four-legged." Kelly's platform has included saving household pets and protecting goose livers from being force-fed and served as the delicacy foie gras. Ads in the Daily News show a small kitten with the words "Jack saved me!"
"These are quality-of-life issues," Kelly said in an interview.
To which Oh responded, "Jack's advertising presumes that the city is not in too bad shape. My priorities show people that I'm concerned about the murder rate and lack of jobs."
Finally, recently, we learn that Jack Kelly is essentially skirting campaign finance laws by collecting questionable campaign contributions. Way to go Jack!!!
On the premise that 5 Democratic At-Large candidates and Frank Rizzo will be sailing to re-election, I'll be voting for one Republican along with four Democrats. That Republican will be David Oh.