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Thursday, October 04, 2007
The Wilder Walk
Here's an excerpt of a piece about Mayor Doug Wilder penned by yours truly for Brick Weekly:
...One aspect of Wilder’s landslide win stood out above others -- he had won handily in every part of town. That feat offered welcomed evidence that with proper leadership citizens with different backgrounds and conflicting agendas can still find common ground, even in Richmond.
Now, nearly three years later, many who supported Wilder wholeheartedly are shaking their heads, wondering what in the world happened to all that positive momentum?
While it’s obvious the sad answer to that question is that Wilder has willingly squandered his glorious mandate, nonetheless, some of his supporters remain loyal.