Wednesday, February 20, 2013
By Anna Sale
Adolfo Carrion, a former Obama appointee and Bronx Borough president, secured a spot on November's mayoral ballot, setting up a potential three-way race.
Thursday, December 09, 2010
By Azi Paybarah
If President Obama wants to rebuild his standing with independent voters, the compromise tax package is a small step, mainly because it shows he's willing to take on his own party. But if he really wants to send a message to independents, he's going to have to show that he's willing to take on both parties and their tightfisted control of the political process, something the left liberals who are railing at him now have refused to do. Obama should speak out for some non-partisan reforms that remind the parties that 40% of the country are independents because they don't like either of them! How about putting an independent on the Federal Election Commission? That will piss off Democrats and Republicans but it will make independents feel respected.
Monday, November 29, 2010
By Azi Paybarah
Jackie Salit, a nationally recognized figure in the Independence Party movement is hosting a conference call next Monday, where (apologies Sarah Frazier), I suspect some Michael Bloomberg 2012 chatter will surface.
After 2008, Salit was quick to note the influential role independents played in electing Obama. Today, she's vocalizing their discontent with the administration (albeit, with plenty of optimism that Obama can win them over again).
Anyway, if you're around for the call, it should be fun. What would you ask her?