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Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Rick Orlov on Walter Moore

Rick Orlov mentions Walter's exclusion from the Mayoral debate in a recent Daily News article.
Using the Internet as both a modern day sandwich board and a chain letter crying out for attention, a little-known candidate for mayor is trying to get into the League of Women Voters debate on Dec. 2.

Walter Moore, a business attorney from Playa Del Rey, is one of the 20 declared candidates in the March 8 election, who claims to be the only Republican running in the nonpartisan race.

Moore has his supporters flooding the League of Women Voters, various talk radio and media outlets to take up his cause to join the five leading candidates.

The league will be hard pressed to include him, however, and exclude any of the other lesser knowns, including such perpetual candidates as Addie Mae Miller and Martin Luther King Aubrey Jr.

For Moore, it means he will somehow have to prove his candidacy is more than just an announcement and an Internet fancy.

Since we know that Rick reads the Sister City, lets talk directly to him. Rick, you do have a good point that including Walter gives Miller, Aubrey, etc. fodder to be asked to be included. But they are already asking to be included. So inviting Walter in doesn't change that.

My view is that even though Walter likely doesn't have a chance in hell, he has merited enough media attention in your column and on local radio that he should be included. Just this morning he was once again featured on Doug McIntyre's program on KABC Radio. This is a significant program that also featured today Sam Donaldson and Janice Hahn, amongst others.

Let Walter debate. What does it hurt? What does it cost? If anything Walter's candidacy could encourage more interest in the campaign overall.

Though we know that Mayor Hahn and the others are definitely hoping for low voter interest and turnout.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Dang, is this thing run by Walter Moore's sister or something? I mean Billy Wyatt has a great website and has popped up at different events, and you ain't pushing for him... Make it all other candidates or announce some threshold. We haven't even seen Moore qualify yet.

BTW, first candidates to qualify are:

Reyes, Perry, Padilla, Garcetti

Submitted, but not yet qualified: Hahn, Hertzberg, Peter Torres (CD9, where one candidate dropped out), Flora Gil Krisiloff (c'mon Bill, catch up).

http://www.lacity.org/clk/election/Candidates/nomination%20log.pdf

November 24, 2004 2:44 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mayor Sam, Chief PARKER

November 25, 2004 8:58 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Mayor Sam, Chief PARKER there are some great stories in LA Times on Alaracon and Hahn both wanting to united LAPD. Will you pls post to see people's reactions

November 25, 2004 8:58 AM  

Blogger Walter Moore said:

I'm on the ballot and I have $100,000 in my campaign fund. How about we discuss the candidates' positions on the issues? Consider, for example, illegal immigration. There is one, and only one candidate who has vowed to do everything possible to fight it: yours truly, Walter Moore. Let's take another example: hiring enough police. Hahn, Parks and Villaraigosa each promise that, if elected, they will hire enough police. Excuse me, but we already elected all three of them. Why should we believe they'll act differently now? Why have they failed to hire enough police already? Alarcon and Hertzberg took our state to the brink of bankruptcy; do we want the same thing for our city?

Look at my platform, credentials and experience, at www.Mayor4U.com, then look at the other fellows' websites. You have an alternative to career politicians whose primary goal in life is to raise money from special interests for their next campaign.

December 17, 2004 3:33 PM  

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