It didn’t take long for a little video to hit the Internet that replays just some of the promises that Mayor Ed Lee has made in the past that he wouldn’t run for office in November.
Twice this week, Lee has waffled on whether he will take the plunge and run for the office that he was appointed to in January on the premise that he was but a caretaker.
And now political consultant Jim Stearns, who represents Leland Yee in the race for mayor, has posted a video that includes clips from former Mayor Gavin Newsom, Supervisor Scott Wiener and former Supervisor Sophie Maxwell explaining the importance of selecting a caretaker mayor.
And then there are the clips of Lee unequivocally promising not to run. The video ends with a plea to voters: “Help Ed keep the promise. Say NO to Run Ed Run.”