Miami Herald Picks Phantom Candidate
April 2, 2011 15 Comments
The recommendation of the Miami Herald of Mr. Rene Alvarez for commissioner is astonishing. Nothing is known about him (perhaps the Miami Herald does know him) nor were his views that impressive in the recent debates, as he pretty much followed the line of all the candidates by favoring 401k’s, government efficiency (the city manager is in charge of government efficiency), etc.
That the MH considers Messrs. Rosenblatt and Quesada to be viable candidates is even stranger.
One my only guess that the MH was very strongly against Mr. Sanabria who they don’t even mention. Similar to the Herald’s Managing Director’s role in the recent candidate debate at UM, the Miami Herald is taking an unmitigated pro-business, pro-Chamber of Commerce position, leading to a pro-Miracle Mile/Giralda Streetscape view. There is not much to offer the taxpayers in these recommendations for commissioner.