And of course, this would have been a lot easier if Alvin had endorsed it as he said he would.
^ agreed. It would seem his administration is scrambling and learning (or maybe not) as they go. So far I am deeply disappointed.
Brown is trying to co-op his opposition by carrying water for them on budget cuts and staying quiet on this issue.
I have followed politics for a long time, and it is the very rare public official that can hold their original coalition and still pick up support from past opposition.
John Delaney did it quite well, to such a degree that he had no opposition for re-election despite winning narrowly the first time. I think Brown is trying to do the same.
It isn't going to work though, because the electorate is much more divided than during Delaney's tenure, and because he is viewed as a local version of Obama, therefore he can't be trusted by the mtrains of the city.
He isn't 'one of them' and he never will be. The sooner he realizes that, and starts to 'dance with those that brought him' the better off he will be.