When Boston's Mayor Thomas Menino gave his annual 'State of the City' address on January 13th, thousands of union workers rallied outside in opposition. This is merely the latests and most public display of tension between the city's public service employees and the mayor. Despite threats of disrupting the DNC in July, contract negotiations have deadlocked for months now.
As you may have heard, Michael Moore has recently endorsed Wesley Clark for President. Regardless of one's feelings on Mr. Clark's electability, this seems strange, given Moore's general iconoclasm and his strong condemnation of pragmatic voting when he was stumping for Nader in 2000.
In an attempt to understand this suprising turn of events, two authors present the following.
MANCHESTER, NEW HAMPSHIRE--Although Al Gore endorsed Howard Dean for president last month, a group of loyal Gore supporters is working nationwide to convince voters that Gore is the best man for the job of president and that he is the one person who can defeat George Bush in the 2004 election.