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The DNC is a ball of confusion

Harry C. Alford & Kay DeBow ow contribuor | 5/30/2019, 9:53 a.m.

There are three mayors in the Democratic race for President. Wayne Messam, is a rookie mayor of the Miami suburb of Miramar (population 122,000) and the city’s first Black mayor, “the owner of a construction company, Asset Builders, focused on environmentally friendly projects and the son of a Jamaican sugar cane worker” according to Axios . He isn’t too serious but is trying to improve his name recognition for future races.

Then we have Pete Buttigieg who is a mayor of the small town of South Bend, Ind. He is an Afghanistan veteran, gay and a Rhodes Scholar. His experience is mostly that of a small midwestern town mayor. He believes in Medicare for all who want it. He wants to create a commission to propose reparations policies for Black Americans and close the racial wealth gap.

In contrast, we have Bill de Blasio, the mayor of New York -the largest city in the United States. His track record in governing NYC is deplorable. “Despite bloated budgets and growing government payrolls, there is an obvious decline in the quality of life. Filth and chaos are everywhere” according to the NY Post. Many feel his ambition is quite comical. Even he claimed that it seems unlikely he will qualify for the first Democratic primary presidential debate.

The above is a good sampling of the Democratic hopefuls. The rest of the pack is certainly no better or promising. Frankly, the DNC is quality challenged.

Harry C. Alford is the co-founder, president/CEO of the National Black Chamber of Commerce ®. Kay DeBow is the co-Founder, executive vice president of the NBCC, Website: www.nationalbcc.org Emails: halford@nationalbcc.org kdebow@nationalbcc.org

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