My endorsement: Fenty the promise-keeper
By Arkan Haile
I endorse Mayor Adrian M. Fenty for re-election. This election is (or should be) a referendum, above all else, on the mayor’s record. Four years ago we elected a no-nonsense, results-oriented man as our next mayor. We got our wish. By almost any measure, the city is a better place to live and work in than it was four years ago.
But unfortunately, for some, this election has become a referendum on the mayor’s “personality.” My issues and concerns don’t require a certain personality type; they require good ideas, sound planning and better execution. Further, whatever his personal failings, the mayor has owned up to them and promised to do better. True, it’s a “campaign promise,” but so were his promises of four years ago, and we know how those turned out. The mayor, if nothing else, is sincere and full of resolve.
I’m confident he will learn from his mistakes and become a better man and mayor for it. He has certainly earned the right to try.
| September 2, 2010; 3:14 PM ET
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