I'm sure you have heard this comment many times, "I'm not voting anymore, because I don't believe that my vote is changing anything". Even though I understand where this “thinking” comes from, it doesn’t work like that. The democratic system has a particular way of working, just like any other system. This is not a question of belief or personal sensibility, and it is not about liking something either.
Chip, chip, chip...that's the sound of the Green Party slowly striking at the static and inert political structure in the Bronx. What? You didn't know we were here (chip, chip ,chip)? That's fine. We'll just go about our business (chip, chip, chip). By the way (chip, chip), did you know we're running a candidate for City Council District 18 against Annabel Palma( cr-a-a-a-a-ck, chip)? His name is Walter Nestler - 3rd generation resident of Clason Point, professional Landscape Architect, member of Community Board 9 (chip, chop). Seems he has some actual IDEAS about improving things in the district. He's even asking the right questions (chop, whirrr, buzzz). Yeah, he's running as a Green - something about wanting voters to have a choice (hack, hack, chop). We're real happy to back him. Anyway, we've got to get back to work carving out our little niche here. Let us know if you want to help. We could use the extra hands. The tools await.
Michael Bloomberg’s efforts to remain in office for a third term seems like nothing but a cynical attempt to capitalize on the Wall Street crisis and tap into the same sentiment of fear that motivated suggestions to keep Mayor Giuliani’s benevolent guiding hand in place beyond his mayoral term.
Mayor Giuliani was asked to extend his term for three months to help keep our City on course after we were attacked on 9/11 by Al Qaeda. He contemplated changing the city's term-limits law, but respected and trusted our democratic process and declined the possible three month extension.