Posted by MikeW on April 19, 1997 at 18:44:23:
In Reply to: Re: Real Republican Strategy posted by TenantNet on April 19, 1997 at 12:41:07:
: : ® DO NOT ASSUME THAT BRUNO IS ACTUALLY WILLING TO REACH A COMPROMISE.
: : The republican strategy doesnít really work if any form of regulation
: : remains.
: Except Bruno is now on record as willing to move a bit - read the papers the last
: few days. DO NOT ASSUME THAT SILVER IS WILLING TO HOLD THE LINE.
I read the about the Koch interview this morning, after I posted my original message. I think
this is more a case of Koch doing a good job of backing Bruno into a corner than any real policy
shift. As far as the earlier statement about agreeing to a four instead of two year phase out, I
think this fits in directly with my view of Bruno's strategy that I outlined previously. He has
a number of preplanned fallback points that end well short of anything that Silver could possibly
agree to. And, although I'm skeptical about your take on Sheldon Silver's motives, if your correct
the strategy dovetails together perfectly. They both give a little bit from their starting positions
but never get close enough to make a deal.
: : The Democrats in the Assembly are going to be largely useless. They
: : have to many sacred cows to keep from being slaughtered, and not enough
: : weapons to protect them with.
: I think the weapons are there if they look, but you're right that many of
: the Assembly Democrats will be useless. Look at those with Committee Chairs.
: : The Republicans from the city are absolutely key. If they canít be
: : turned, the tenants lose it all.
: this is true
: : Some way must be found to bring pressure from outside the city on the
: : Republicans. If this remains simply a city issue it will likely lose.
: Traditional tenant groups don't understand that dynamic.
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