Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 25, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta
30 THE IETHBRIDCE HERAID Wednesday, Augusl 25, 1971 John Lindsay makes his move New bov in the Democrats' choir Ily JOYl'K ECCilXTON Lonilnn Olisvrvir Service NEW YORK more' frankness Hun IIP usually shows' in public', New York's Uvo-lcnu Mayor John Lindsay admitted lire" other day Ihnl, if he had] remained a lirpublk'an. he had j no hope of winning anulhet may- ornl election. Further, his chan.cc-s of succeeding Nelson Rockefeller as Republican Gov- ernor of New York Stale had become so poor that "in t h e slate I couldn't nin for dog- catcher." So, after a success- ful caieer as a U.S. Republican Congressman, then as Republi- can .Mayor of New York, Mr. Linday and his wife Mary took the long-predicted decision of registering themselves as Dem- ocrats. The announcement caused a flurry among Hie 200-odd unof- ficial" "Linday for President" clubs which have been springing up around the country during the past six months. It was re- ceived in a chilly fashion by' Republican leaders, jnost of whom have considered Mr. Lindsay an outsider for Ihe past few years a period in which he has championed liberal causes, denounced US partici- pation in (he Vietnam war, and opposed many of Republican President Richard Nixon's pol- icies. It also permitted Mr. l.inday's close aides nt New York's City Hall lo abandon the I subterfuge' with w h i c h they have been pnvalely assessing liis impact as a national fig- ure. The day aftei1 the Mayor switched parties. Deputy Mavor Richard Aurelio la Iso Mr. Lindsay's political I'auiuaign manager) did likewise. So did others on the mayor's staff. Thus, Jolui L i n d s a y has joined the field of Democratic; Presidential hopefuls a man who seems to have the least: likely chance of winning his new Party's nomination for the ]D72 Presidential election, but; whose personal charm, polished political performance and emo- tional appeal just could con- vince the Parly professionals that he has the best chance to unseat President Recent public opinion polls leave little doubt that liberal minded vot- ers would flock to support Mr. Lindsay in a conlest against Nixon. But the Party pro fessionals pick Die candidale. and they are made of morn cynical stuff. For months Mr. Lindsay has been spreading his constituen- cy. The energetic 49ycar old mayor has delivered important speeches far from New York, full of good quotes for the i newspapers, presenting himself as an independent advocate for the millions who live in cilies afflicted hy urban hlighl, in- creasing crime and racial ten- sions, inadequate public trans- poil and schools systems, and a federal government which has left Ihe cilies In struggle be- neath these crushing burdens. Mr. Lindsay has found enthusi- astic audiences in dozens of ur- ban communities, and thus it was lhal early Ihis year the first "Lindsay for President" organization .sprang up not in New York, but miles away in Los Angeles. LESS IIOVOI! This fact is significant. After years as Mayor, Mr. Lind- say has less honor in his own cilv than when he won the may- oralty from a tired, unimagina- tive Democratic administration in 1565. The image that he pro- jected Ihen a vigorous, in- corruptible, humanitarian and forward looking liberal leader has lost something of its sparkle among his own citizens. During his first mayoral cam- paign. Mr. Lindsay told New Yorkers: "I'm running for mayor because the city is in crisis. The streets are filthy. We'll rip down the slums in this lown. There is crime and the people are afraid." Six >ears later the crisis is worse, the streets arc still lillhy, the slums arc more1 decayed, there is less housing for Hie [Xioi, and the crime rate is higher While it is j unfai" Lo bbmc this on Mr. Lindsay, who has probably done as well as any man could in an i impossiNo job, Ins perform- ance has fallen so far short of Ills promises thai Ihcie is eon 1 s i (1 c r a hie disenchantment i among New Yorkers. His early attempt lo crime in liie city was to add lo the number of policemen, but for a long time he ignored the public agitation lo investigate corruption within the cily's pol- ice force itself. Most policemen hold conservative views exact- ly the opposite ot Mr. Lindsay's, so there was a strong tempta- tion not to alienate them still more. When, after much prod- ding, the official investigation was eventually undertaken Ihis year, police corruption was found to be rife indeed. _.Ir. Lindsay took tiie city j budget out of the led, but his] j housing program is lagging. He has failed lo eliminate the lop-; heavy bureaucracy at City Hall' (intimidated, perhaps, by the i ever-increasing power of civil; j service unions) and critics have i j charged that administrative in- efficiency has left millions of dollars of federal and state j funds unused by the city. 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