BILL THOMPSON HAS NEVER LOST AN ELECTION
CAN WE MAKE HISTORY AGAIN? YES WE CAN!!
By Gloria Dulan-Wilson
For those of you who have had some moments of trepidation as to whether Bill Thompson can win the election, allow me to remind you and assure you that BILL THOMPSON HAS NEVER LOST AN ELECTION.
Now why is that? Is it because he has some magic powers? Yes, it’s the magic of believing that New Yorkers deserve the best across the board. It’s the magic of not just pretending to understand the middle class, but to be a part of the middle class and under stand and support it’s aspirations and concerns. It’s the magic of being able to speak to people on their level without a speech writer having to put the information together for him. It’s the magic of having risen in the ranks of public servantship and not losing sight of what is needed regardless of where and when he enters.
BILL THOMPSON HAS NEVER LOST AN ELECTION Is it because he has tons and tons of money and can buy all the votes he want; advertise anywhere he wishes, buy lies to evade the truth? Definitely not the case. In fact, the soul of New York cannot be bought or sold. It has to be won. The unvarnished, unfiltered truth is that despite hardships, despite Democrat or Republican in the state capital or in Gracie Mansion, Bill Thompson has always delivered and made New York City his priority. He has been an exemplary Comptroller, instrumental in holding the line in terms of budgetary and cost overruns despite Bloomberg.
BILL THOMPSON HAS NEVER LOST AN ELECTION: Is it because he can buy votes? No, and neither can anyone else. Votes are given in support of an individual who is giving you the best each and every day, despite the challenges and obstacles. Bill Thompson has never tried to rest on his laurels or reputation.
BILL THOMPSON HAS NEVER LOST AN ELECTION: Because at the end of the day, when his opponents pulled every trick in the book, told all the lies; distorted all the truth; blocked all the media information, twittered their last invective twitter;
at the end of the day New Yorkers took their own personal inventory. Are they actually better off after 8 years of Bloomberg? And the overwhelming answer is NO!
Despite the glitter, despite the promises -- which have largely gone undelivered; despite the cast of characters who back him (do you really trust someone that is backed by Rudy Giuliani?) Do you really want someone who thinks the Public Advocate should be vacated and let the News media be the critic of last resort for the city? Do you really want to back someone who wants to bring people in from other countries to do the work in New York, while our city, which has been blessed by having the largest immigrant population is now struggling to provide decent jobs for them as well as for “native” New Yorkers. Where the jobs are being privatized as opposed to being distributed to people who are already here.
BILL THOMPSON HAS NEVER LOST AN ELECTION: Each and every time Bill Thompson has run for office of any kind, people look at his actions, accomplishments, sincerity, integrity, strength of character, and in their heart of hearts, know they must follow their conscience and act on their best interests. New Yorkers know sincerity, integrity, dedication, determination and the truth when they see it. And it shines through Bill Thompson.
New York has been entangled by slick words, distortions, lies, deceit, veiled threats on the part of the Bloomberg doom berg machine. It’s these same distortions that have brought our city to the brink of financial and social disaster, depression, leaving a bad taste in the mouths of the people.
Bill Thompson is devoted to developing New York City’s assets for all New Yorkers, not just for a hand picked few. Bill Thompson has always stood for transparency, making sure that he gives New Yorkers what they need as well as what they want. Bill Thompson’s track record has always been that of success and progressiveness. However, rather than leaving people behind, or segregating people from the benefits of a greater New York City, he practices the policy and politics of inclusion -- not exclusion.
BILL THOMPSON HAS NEVER LOST AN ELECTION: because people can see into the heart of the man. People SERVANT LEADER who will do more for all New Yorkers in the next four years than Bloomberg has done with his millions in the past eight years. If Bloomberg was going to develop affordable homes it would have already been done. Instead he focused on stadiums, glass building, bulldozing neighborhoods, walking over the wishes and autonomy of New Yorkers by disenfranchising them through the dismantling of term limits, and the violation of tax exempt funds to build properties that are of no benefit to the people who are most in need.
BILL THOMPSON HAS NEVER LOST AN ELECTION: Though he faced what appears to be insurmountable odds, he stands steadfast and looks the problem in the face, and works to provide a viable solution that is beneficial to all concerned He has never rolled over or abandoned his constituents, or put the interests of one over that of another.
BILL THOMPSON HAS NEVER LOST AN ELECTION: because he’d diligent, dedicated, caring compassionate on the one hand; tough, focused, and vigilant on the other. Through all his roles in the City of New York he has never stooped to abuse of power, which usurps the rights of New Yorkers on Main Street in order to curry the favor of those on Wall Street. He has never insulted the intelligence of New Yorkers.
BILL THOMPSON HAS NEVER LOST AN ELECTION: And New Yorkers have never lost with Bill Thompson, no matter what his current role or responsibility. His track record has always been that of success.
SO LET’S MAKE SURE THAT BILL THOMPSON WINS THIS ELECTION: It’s the most important one of all. New Yorkers must vote for Bill because he puts New Yorkers first. We are his number one priority. We must turn out in record numbers as we did for President Obama, because we recognize the truth when we hear it, when we see it. It’s time for a change.
IT’S TIME FOR A CHANGE, IT’S TIME FOR NEW LEADERSHIP, IT’S TIME FOR A PARADIGM SHIFT. IT’S TIME TO ELECT BILL THOMPSON MAYOR OF NEW YORK CITY. CAN WE MAKE HISTORY AGAIN? YES WE CAN!!
VOTE NOVEMBER 3RD 2009.
Stay Blessed and Eclectically Black,