Only 25% of registered voters came out to vote last Tuesday, and Bloomberg only won by 50,000 votes which means about 8 votes, per district. 8 VOTES!!!!! Dinkins, election win had a 60% turn out at the polls. Excuses can be made regarding Thompsons lack of coming out to the community and presenting a solid agenda, but then one can say where could he do it? When Dinkins ran for mayor we had 3 ,AM radio stations Black owned(and still) by Innercity Broadcasting The Global Black Experience, Drive Time Dialogue, and Night Talk which presented 3 times per day, early morning, afternoon and evening important people on a monthly basis like; Dr Ben Jochanan Marimba Ani Ra Un Nefer Amen Dr Amos Wilson Dr John Henrik Clarke Dr Adelaide Sanford Dr Francis Crss Welsing Alton Maddox Al Sharpton Minister Farrakhan Ashra Kweisi Dr Ivan Van Sertima Molefi Asante Abubadika Sonny Carson then NYC rep of NOI, min. Conrad Muhammed Dr Leonard Jeffries Herman Ferguson Charles Barron Sister Soljah Dr Charchie Macintye Jewel Pookrum Iyana Vanzant and Queen Afua and they introduced and maintained the message of these Black folks to the Black community on a regular basis, as well as providing a platform for Black politicians attemping to break the racial barriers. Now there is realy nothing left other then the Gil Noble, "like it is" that comes on Sundays, now for only one half hour, and the 2 hour show "Open Line" on KISS radio FM. The sad question remains is how do we regain some daily media for our community as well as reverse the complacency regarding the election process??? Is this going on in other cities as well?