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To: never4get

My thoughts too. He has proven his leadership through a trial by fire. How many others in the running can say the same?


26 posted on 09/07/2007 11:21:44 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Truth : Liberals :: Kryptonite : Superman)
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To: Red in Blue PA
My thoughts too. He has proven his leadership through a trial by fire. How many others in the running can say the same?

Tossing Arafat out of Lincoln Center and going after that Brooklyn Museum with the elephant dung Madonna was enough to seal his leadership credentials with me. Fred better show me some real leadership and Reaganesque vision/public policy positions or my votes in 2008 (primary and general election) will be for Mr. Mayor. With no executive experience and disappointing fortitude as chairman of the Senate Campaign Finance Committee investigations, I remain skeptical about Fred but hope he rises to the occasion and helps me change my mind.

Why we are dignifying this lame "thread" with serious commentary may be a mistake, but I liked some of the responses I've seen here.

31 posted on 09/07/2007 11:33:59 AM PDT by ReleaseTheHounds ("You ask, 'What is our aim?' I can answer in one word: VICTORY - victory - at all costs...")
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To: Red in Blue PA
I remember when he stood at the podium of the press conference a few hours after the towers came down, still burning, still thinking maybe 10,000 may have died, hundred of fireman and policeman missing. The man looked into the camera....I thought to myself this is a guy who looks like the days events are about to overwhelm him and just crush him.....He took a step back, a breath, collected his thoughts, looked up and started talking. He stood tall, talked firm and with purpose....He was probably feeling inside what all of us where except for the fact he had millions of people in the Tri State asking him...what now? In an awful moment he took the reins and gave us what we needed to see and hear all the while knowing how enormous a wound and pain the City and all of us were feeling. For that moment, while I still felt like crap, a very dazed awful feeling, he told us we would make it through this and I believed him and appreciated his words and leadership. During one of the most awful days of my life, in his life, he knew what I needed to hear and see.

The guy has flaws. Geez, if I wrote all of mine down and handed the list to my wife she might scratch her head and wonder why she married me. That being said, you are measured as a whole person. Damn if he shines and leads when it counts. That is something you are born with. Like I said, I will never disrespect this man.

34 posted on 09/07/2007 11:41:05 AM PDT by never4get (Alas, Black John Rackham be me, arrrr. 'Tis the sobriquet that makes the difference.)
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