RE: [lpsf-discuss] Arab American Leadership Council Forum

I thought Mike did a good job, beginning with his compliments to the two candidates who preceded him, Jim Reid and Tom Ammiano, for their stands on economic and civil liberties, respectively. It was interesting to me that Susan Leal, in her remarks after Mike left the hall, emphasized how business regulations and taxes fall disproportionately on small businesses. That was certainly a welcome message to an audience where probably half owned convenience stores, but it really should have been Mike's. We know there's something good about our message if our opponents are copying it; now if we can just get people to identify that message with us.