Robinson's wedge politics destructive for D.C.
While Vince Gray is running under a mantra of "one city" and claims to want to bring all residents together, Kelvin Robinson is working hard to drive them apart. His campaign strategy revolves around inflaming divisions within Ward 6, a shameful strategy that doesn't belong in D.C.
As Mike DeBonis first reported, Robinson is challenging Tommy Wells' "livable and walkable" mantra, claiming it doesn't encompass all residents and that Wells is neglecting crime issues.
There is certainly nothing wrong with debating what Wells has or hasn't done about juvenile crime on Capitol Hill. But Robinson is choosing to cast the issues facing Ward 6 as an either/or situation. Either D.C. builds a streetcar, or there are more police on the streets. Either bags cost 5 cents, or there is a curfew. Either chickens become legal, or DYRS becomes more effective.
It's a false choice.
[Continue reading David Alpert post here at Greater Greater Washington.]
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| September 8, 2010; 3:30 PM ET
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