In a city that can’t even have a black quarterback throwing to and feuding with his black wide receiver without race somehow entering into the picture, it’s no surprise that race can’t stay out of the mayor’s race — uhh, the other kind of race — either.
NAACP head/snazzy hat wearer/attention whore Jerry Mondesire — hey, he was involved in McNabb thing, too! — blasted Brady yesterday for making Saidel drop out of the mayor’s race so he could run and not have to face another white candidate. Well, that’s Mondesire said happened, and that seems about right, although it probably has more to do with getting any candidates with bowl haircuts out of the race.
Then again, it’s Mondesire, and although he should be trusted a little more on politics than on sports, it seems like he just wants to be able to get black voters to rally around — guess who? — his candidate, Dwight Evans.
What does this all mean? Well, it’s like a lot of things in Philadelphia: Sure, it’s about race in part, but it’s way more about the enormous egos of everyone involved. Hey, would we have it any other way? Hell, I’m voting for the late Frank Rizzo!
Race enters mayoral contest [Inquirer]