So, I have been slacking a bit. I have been to three Oakland Mayoral Debates and have not reported on any of them. It’s because it is just too much! There is a limited amount of questions asked, but to report on each and every response would require a lot of note-taking (on my part) and a lot of reading (on your part).
I am trying to reduce the amount of words in my articles, and this blog is my practice. So, I have made a decision not to write about the forums.
HOWEVER, there is no reason why I can’t share with you what happened via video, right?
I went to the Mayoral Forum at Holy Names and was able to take some video. Since I have written about the candidates whose meet and greets I attended, I decided to post the videos of “The Others” : Don Macleay, Larry Lionel Young Jr, George Harland, Arnold Fields and Don Perata. They each gave closing remarks which are considered “stump speeches”. I am going to let their own words speak for themselves.
Also, the Chronicle conveniently wrote an article on “The Others” (yes, I was a ‘Lost’ fan) this week. You can read about them by clicking here: The Others
Arnold Fields ( 1:45) :
Don MaCleay (1: 49) :
Larry Lionel Young, Jr (2:07.3) :
Don Perata (1: 51) :
George Harland (1:57) :
OH..I was interviewed by KQED afterward. Like to hear it? Hear it goes! : “KQED – Oakland Mayor Debate..”