Daly for mayor?

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Sup. Chris Daly just called to comment on the selection of the next mayor of San Francisco. Gavin Newsom may want to change the Charter to mandate a special election if there's a vacancy in the Mayor's Office (thus preventing the district-elected supes from choosing a new mayor if he's elected lieutenant governor). Daly's already a step ahead: He's planning to introduce his own Charter amendment, which would mandate special elections to fill vacancies for either supervisor or mayor -- and the election would be a plurality victory. That means the person with the most votes wins -- no matter how many candidates or how small the actual victory total.

Under that scenario, a special election for mayor -- a crowded special election, with eight or ten or 15 candidates -- could go to almost anyone; someone with a loyal, organized and modest constituency could round up, say, 20,000 votes and be the next mayor.

Even, maybe, someone like Chris Daly.

And he knows that. "I will not be running for mayor of San Francisco in November, 2011," he told me. "But I would seriously consider running in March."

Gavin -- you sure this is a good idea?

Comments

Daly is the same guy who as acting mayor appointed two people to the PUC, a total bullshit scheme on his part and you love Fairfield Daly, Newsom tries to change the day of his induction another ridiculous operation and you complain.

Now you think it would be great that Fairfield Daly could be mayor?

WOW

Whats it like to have absolutely no sense of right and wrong, seriously?

Posted by glen matlock on Mar. 12, 2010 @ 2:55 pm

Nothing would be better for SF than Chris "Fuck You" Daly as Mayor. He's bound to screw up and alienate everyone pretty quickly. The Uber Left and general stuckiest will spend years and energy undoing the damage he'll 'cause.

Posted by Chris Pratt on Mar. 12, 2010 @ 3:27 pm

That's it. I'm outa here!!!

Posted by Guest on Mar. 12, 2010 @ 3:27 pm

Nothing would be better for SF than Chris "Fuck You" Daly as Mayor. He's bound to screw up and alienate everyone pretty quickly. The Uber Left and general stuckiest will spend years and energy undoing the damage he'll 'cause.

Posted by Chris Pratt on Mar. 12, 2010 @ 3:31 pm

Plus, we have insurance: if Daly gets recalled, the Board will just appoint another one of their own.

Posted by Matt Stewart on Mar. 12, 2010 @ 3:39 pm

Shouldn't he be considering that position instead?

Ugh. Counting down the days 'till Daly The Douchebag unceremoniously ships out from San Francisco and waves goodbye to the smoking wreckage he's left behind.

Posted by Lucretia the Trollop on Mar. 13, 2010 @ 10:28 am
Ha!

While I agree with him politically on most issues, I don't see how Daly could possibly get elected under any scenario. He's just not the type who can appeal to a large number of people from all over a city, county, or state. Even I've been offended by a few of his actions at board meetings and once just outside a courtroom at a case his side lost, so there's no way that the average San Franciscan is going to support him.

Posted by Jeff Hoffman on Mar. 13, 2010 @ 10:37 am

A Dream come true. Someone who would actually do the job without being a political bought stooge. If Chris were mayor I would be on my way back to SF as fast as a train would bring me.

Posted by Jerry Jarvis on Mar. 15, 2010 @ 3:31 pm

How would Daly get elected when hes only received less than 7k votes in his own district.
Discounting the fact that he doesnt even live in San Francisco.
What are you people smoking over there?

Posted by Guest on Mar. 17, 2010 @ 1:10 pm