Comment: "A Break With San Diego's History"?
Erik Bruvold, Voice of San Diego.org
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Traditionally (really stretching all the way back the Marston's mayoral races) conservative candidates have largely aligned themselves with "downtown" commercial interests while the more liberal candidates have tried to oppose this coalition by cobbling together neighborhoods. This doesn't mean Republicans vs. Democrats since numerous times in San Diego's history it has been two registered Republicans fighting it out. The challenge has always been that the neighborhoods are extremely diverse in their interests and concerns and thus the more liberal candidate has always had a hard time squaring the circle to convincing Point Loma, Barrio Logan, La Jolla and College Area that all their concerns could be met if one just voted "against" the center-right.