Our second-annual Politifest attracted hundreds of civic-minded residents to Point Loma for a day of learning, politicking and fun. The U-T has a recap of the day’s marquee event, a debate between the two mayoral candidates.
Zingers flew. Rep. Bob Filner tried to bash Councilman Carl DeMaio over the latter’s support from developers, lobbyists and the publisher of the U-T: “They are going to, in fact, buy this election, and buy the city council and buy this city and run it in the way they want.”
DeMaio urged his rival to “present a vision”: “San Diegans do not want to have dysfunction, division and distraction. They want leadership.”
On the self-awareness (or lack thereof) front, Filner referred to himself in the third person: “When Bob Filner is elected, it’s going to be neighborhoods not special interests.” And DeMaio, who can be an acidic campaigner, called out his opponent for “attacking others and trying to divide.”