Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Carlos Alvarez: where did he go wrong?
If you're like me and just can't get enough of the Carlos Alvarez Recall Election Analysis and Post-Mortem, you're in luck.
In case you missed it, an excellent story in Sunday's Herald by Patricia Mazzei, credited Spanish language radio with playing a role in Alvarez's ouster. Mazzei explained how wealthy, non-Spanish speaking recall leader Norman Braman - "the son of blue-collar immigrants from Poland and Romania" - was able to "strike an emotional chord with [Hispanic] voters."
On Friday, Helen Ferre, host of Channel 2's "Issues," assembled three South Florida journalists - Tim Elfrink of Miami New Times, Michael Lewis of Miami Today and Antonio Fins of the Sun-Sentinel - to discuss where Alvarez went wrong. After watching the segment, I was left with just one question: If these guys could figure it out, why couldn't Alvarez?
Posted by Bill at Tuesday, March 22, 2011