BARACK OBAMA PLAYS WITH FIRE COLD SHOULDERING SAN FRANCISCO MAYOR NEWSOM – OLD POLITICS OF PAYBACK RISKS ELECTION

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BY PAT MURPHY
Sentinel Editor & Publisher
Copyright © 2008 San Francisco Sentinel

Too much rides on the November presidential election for Democratic candidate Barack Obama to play — or acquiesce to — the old politics of payback.

Obama needs every vote to return the world to hope.

A razor thin loss to Republican John McCain would further devastate national economy, further move the nation toward class warfare, further disgust world opinion of national integrity.

So far, Obama risks losing votes, which San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom would deliver through Obama front line service, despite Newsom’s solidarity offer to Obama.

The Sentinel has issues with Newsom, but no San Francisco mayor in decades has created world stage issues which Newsom dismissed odds to deliver.

– Homelessness

– Marriage Equality

And give Newsom half-credit for world stage greening momentum.

He didn’t start greening momentum, but Newsom engaged this City, both public and private sectors, to deliver municipal model.

Contunied payback disserves the world.

See Related: THE SAN FRANCISCO SENTINEL ENDORSES BARACK OBAMA

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PAT MURPHY
Sentinel Editor & Publisher
In his youth, Pat Murphy worked as a General Assignment reporter for the Richmond Independent, the Berkeley Daily Gazette, and the San Francisco Chronicle. He served as Managing Editor of the St. Albans (Vermont) Daily Messenger at age 21. Murphy also launched ValPak couponing in San Francisco, as the company’s first San Francisco franchise owner. He walked the bricks, developing ad strategy for a broad range of restaurants and merchants. Pat knows what works and what doesn’t work. His writing skill has been employed by marketing agencies, including Don Solem & Associates. He has covered San Francisco governance for the past twelve years. Pat scribes an offbeat opinion column of the human family. Email Pat Murphy at SanFranciscoSentinel@yahoo.com.

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