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Quote of the (Primary) Day

September 10, 2013

Via Alex Pareene in

“People in New York are obviously incredibly receptive to his message, and to his biography. Changing some positions and messages to better reflect the electorate is what politicians are supposed to do in democracies. And de Blasio is not simply offering empty rhetoric: He has made very real proposals, to raise taxes, reform the NYPD, and more. He unveiled a real pedestrian (and bike) safety plan. That’s a concrete plan to address a serious issue. Two hundred and seventy-four people — including 148 pedestrians and 18 bicyclists — were killed by cars in 2012. Thompson’s transportation plan, by the way, is mostly about tolls and parking.

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