Taughannock Falls

Taughannock Falls
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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Back in the saddle

The last time we appeared, here in this little corner of the blogosphere, Barack Obama had just been acknowledged as the Democratic choice for President by the other leading candidates. While the country is justifiably relieved to be rid of Bush, Cheney et al., the current administration faces huge challenges and will struggle to find its footing as long as the economy continues to languish. Locally, Rep. Patrick Kennedy has decided to retire from the U.S. Congress. While Patrick never achieved the titanic stature of his father Ted, he served Rhode Island well and we will miss his good efforts in Washington. His tireless advocacy for the mentally ill will be one of his most cherished legacies.

The Democrats have endorsed Mayor David Cicilline (pictured above) to serve as the new congressman from Rhode Island. One of his primary opponents, State Rep. David Segal, is also well-liked by local progressives and seems like a good person. Yet I've chosen to work on behalf of Mayor David Cicilline's congressional campaign. Why? He simply has more substantial experience and political maturity. He seems ready to work hard for results without losing sight of his core liberal principles.

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