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Vincent Orange Cagey For Some Reason on Mayoral Plans

LL would bet a side-door to the Wilson Building that Councilmember Vincent Orange isn't going to run for mayor next year. But that's not stopping Orange from being mysterious about it.

On the latest episode of The Rock Newman Show, boxing manager-turned-radio-host Rock Newman asks Orange who he plans to back in the mayor's race. Orange holds back on making an endorsement, but he's just as non-committal on whether he would make his own run for the top job.

"You never know," Orange says. "I'm going to keep my powder dry at this point."

Could it be? LL's skeptical: Orange didn't make a particularly strong candidate in 2006, netting less than 3 percent in the Democratic primary. And that was before Orange and a campaign donor were subpoenaed by the feds.

Then again, Orange, who didn't respond to LL's request for comment, sometimes does follow through on his hints that he wants to be mayor. His earlier mayoral campaign nearly ran afoul of election rules when Orange, still undeclared at the time, passed out a press release posing a fortune cookie-like question"Vincent Orange a candidate for mayor? More likely than not."

Photo by Darrow Montgomery

Comments

  1. #1

    Haven't Vince Gray and Vince Orange been indicted yet? Come on, Machen.

  2. #2

    So is that's the plan? Indict and/or discredit black politicians whose political philosophy is contrary to some and replace them with white politicians. Is that not what has been going on for the last three elections in this city? I mean, why not ask the question: Haven't Jim Graham been indicted yet?

    I am glad that Ward5alive made his/her comment because it’s so reflective of what a lot of voters in this city believes. The sad part about this is that some black voters frown upon this reality because it forces them to face the harsh reality that the racial divide in this city is as stark as it was 50 years ago. And their fantasy for total acceptance by the white system remains just that, a fantasy.

    It’s critical for the conscious black masses to follow the great and well-intended commenters like Noodlez, Mizwillis, Strangefruit, Really, and other likeminded black folks. These are very educated and well-spoken black Washingtonians who speak to the heart and minds of black folks in this city. And whose comments and beliefs are shared by so many including me.

    Likewise, we must be very careful of those professing to black whose true mission is to divide us for the benefit of others.

  3. #3

    Definitely the mayor DC deserves. Until "Fully Loaded" Kwame gets out of jail.

  4. #4

    Who would truly vote for Mr. Orange?

  5. #5

    Tony, I am African-American and proud of it. I don't support criminality out of any ethnicity.

  6. #6

    Methinks the latest LL answers the question of the title in this LL.

  7. #7

    Tony, you don't know anything about Black consciousness. Educated African-Americans, who are the back-bone of DC and of America, are free thinkers.

  8. #8

    I'm having the hardest time believing much of anything Tony writes here since his intro to WCP was littered with nasty, incendiary comments about Yvette Alexander. Then, he often referred to her as "fat, black, unintelligent Miss Piggy" a woman he believed didn't have the smarts to be on the Council.

    So forgive me for not buying his latest, "us black folks gotsta stick tagether" shtick.

    It's called being a FRAUD!

  9. #9

    Please no, stay somewhere 5 minutes and at least make us the citizens think that you care.

  10. #10

    Vincent Orange will NEVER be Mayor. He does not have the "it" factor, which is necessary to be a candidate. And that's just the beginning of why he will never be Mayor.

  11. #11

    Ward5alive:
    -Educated African-Americans, who are the back-bone of DC and of America, are free thinkers.

    So look at the backwards mentality. I guess that the working poor are irrelevant. I guess that the small businesses are irrelevant. I guess that the millions of retirees who contribute to this country are irrelevant. The only people who are relevant according to your twisted logic are the "educated African-Americans."

    This is a typical statement from a white person passing themselves off as black.

    Your trick has been exposed. Try again.

    @SEis4ME,

    Have you noticed that the blacks on this blog have not showed you the same love they show me despite your desperate attempts?

    Have you noticed that none of them have brought into your little weak campaign to divide and conquer us. And guess what, they won’t. It’s called being a real black Washingtonian.

    And for Yvette Alexander, yes, I had to show her some tough love. And, I reserve the right to do the same thing to any black official who I believe fails to do right by black folks. So be on the lookout for more of the same.

    You will get no apologizes from me.

  12. #12

    Ward5alive:
    -Educated African-Americans, who are the back-bone of DC and of America, are free thinkers.

    So look at the backwards mentality. I guess that the working poor are irrelevant. I guess that the small businesses are irrelevant. I guess that the millions of retirees who contribute to this country are irrelevant. The only people who are relevant according to your twisted logic are the "educated African-Americans."

    This is a typical statement from a white person passing themselves off as black.

    Your trick has been exposed. Try again.

    @SEis4ME,

    Have you noticed that the blacks on this blog have not showed you the same love they show me despite your desperate attempts?

    Have you noticed that none of them have brought into your little weak campaign to divide and conquer us. And guess what, they won’t. It’s called being a real black Washingtonian.

    And for Yvette Alexander, yes, I had to show her some tough love. And, I reserve the right to do the same thing to any black official who I believe fails to do right by black folks. So be on the lookout for more of the same.

    You will get no apologizes from me.

  13. #13

    Vincent Orange has little to "No" chance of becoming Mayor of this city!! This is a clown article!!

  14. #14

    Have you noticed that the blacks on this blog have not showed you the same love they show me despite your desperate attempts?

    Boi..What? Have you noticed that I have never offered myself as "the" black voice of anything. That I've never come here to corral the "black troops" to agree w/me on ANYTHING? That I've never played the "us black folk got to stick 2gether" silly approach implored by you and your other cohorts.

    You are the same dude who said no one in their right mind would live EOTR. Yeah Tony..that was you. You're also the one "dude" who called me a DIRTY QUEEN because I exposed how much of a fraud you are.

    And the mere fact that you take anonymous people on a message board agreeing w/you as some sort of serious compliment/badge of honor is telling in and of itself.

    It's like Hannity thumping his chest that the Tea Party agrees w/him. Face it man, I have told you before that you are NOT ready for prime time.

    So..uhm...WELP!

  15. #15

    @SEis4ME,

    There you go again with that weak campaign of divide and conquer. Just keep trying and maybe you will finally realize that it does not work with real black men and women from DC.

    You should remember that your words means nothing if they are not believed. And such is the case for you on this blog.

    Finally, you should be really careful with name calling and how you live.

    Jesus said that upon his return he will not accept people with "certain characteristics" into the kingdom of God. And clearly you fit into that category.

    So if Jesus would reject for being what you are then we are in our right to reject you as well. And we do.

    BTW, it’s getting late and I know you don’t want to miss the train back to Anacostia.

  16. #16

    @tony, LOL'z at all of this nonsense. I think you might finally be coming unglued. I know seeing your heroes indicted has been rough, but it's only going to get worse. The below are particularly funny:

    So is that's the plan? HA HA HA "THE PLAN".

    Haven't Jim Graham been indicted yet? THINK YOU MEAN HASN'T, CHAMP.

    Likewise, we must be very careful of those professing to black whose true mission is to divide us for the benefit of others. SMH. YOU HAVE REALLY TAKEN YOUR PARANOIA NEXT LEVEL. I THINK THE NEXT, SAY, 25 YEARS ARE SO WILL BE VERY FRUSTRATING FOR YOU.

  17. #17

    You should remember that your words means nothing if they are not believed. And such is the case for you on this blog.

    Uhm, they don't need to believe me. They only need to see what YOU write in YOUR OWN words.

    Tony on May 17th @12:31pm...and I quote, @SEis4me, "that's right because you know that I am right.

    Besides, I usually don't talk to DIRTY QUEENS like you. In fact, back in the day people threw rocks at useless trash like you.

    So, do the world a favor and cut your throat from ear to ear. Your infection is taking too long to reach it end-stages.

    I'm sorry, now what were you saying about we'z blackuns gotsta stick dagether?

    And BTW folks, this little sugar plum, BTW, it’s getting late and I know you don’t want to miss the train back to Anacostia. is yet another example of the inteloper's TRUE feelings about EOTR and those of us who live there

    I done' told ya'll. This dude is a Milli Vanilli..Marcus Garvey wanna be a** FRAUD! But hey, he does get more likes from WCP's black "intelligentsia." Woohoo!

  18. #18

    You should remember that your words means nothing if they are not believed. And such is the case for you on this blog.

    Uhm, they don't need to believe me. They only need to see what YOU write in YOUR OWN words. 

    Tony on May 17th @12:31pm...and I quote, @SEis4me, "that's right because you know that I am right.

    Besides, I usually don't talk to DIRTY QUEENS like you. In fact, back in the day people threw rocks at useless trash like you.

    So, do the world a favor and cut your throat from ear to ear. Your infection is taking too long to reach it end-stages. 

    I'm sorry, now what were you saying about we'z blackuns gotsta stick dagether? 

    And BTW folks, this little sugar plum, BTW, it’s getting late and I know you don’t want to miss the train back to Anacostia. is yet another example of the inteloper's TRUE feelings about EOTR and those of us who live there

    I done' told ya'll. This dude is a Milli Vanilli..Marcus Garvey wanna be a** FRAUD! But hey, he does get more likes from WCP's black "intelligentsia." Woohoo! 

  19. #19

    @SEis4ME,

    I see that your weak divide and conquer campaign is in full force. But it still not working. And it won't work. We have seen your kind before.

    Look, faggot, you are dealing with a real black man who says what he means and means what he say. I am not the type of person who say something one minute and then say something entirely different the next. I stand by what I said to you and about.

    The real problem with your divide and conquer campaign is that you are trying to convince true black Washingtonians whose a legitimate Washingtonian. The reality is that real Washingtonians knows other Washingtonians when they see them or hear them. It’s something you can’t fake. But some queen from Georgia wouldn’t have any idea about that. And that’s why your campaign to divide us is not working.

    And you can cut and paste all the comments I have ever made on this blog. I am a free black man. And I will say what I want, when I want and as I want.

    In fact, I will be in Southeast tonight. I will be at the playa lounge on MLK. So now you have the opportunity to come and share your thoughts in person. I dare you.

  20. #20

    Divide and conquer/legitimate Washingtonian, real men, legitimate Washingtonian, challenge to a fight. Welllp, looks like I struck a nerve here folks!!!

    Anyone who lives in the District and has/had the ability to vote is a "real Washingtonian" despite your consistent attempts suggesting otherwise. But if such a discussion is your things, Marion Barry, Jeff Thomas, Harry Thomas, Kwame Brown, Harriet Walters (tax embezzler), the slew of recent Machen prosecutions, and the group of urban terrorists who shot up SE DC initially for what was a "misplaced" gold-plated chain are all "real Washingtonians." So your chest beating over such a ridiculous distinction is as thought-provoking as a Kelly Bundy dissertation on Radiochemistry.

    I'm positive I can speak for most here and say that most straight real men" comfortable in their own skin and positions would not have to resort to calling other men gay slurs. Even in those cases where we might employ it's use for the same purposes (to call you what's perceived as the lowest insult)) someone nonblack might call you a nigger, what we don't do is refer to men...even Gay men...as Q U E E N S

    But not to be outdone w/yourself, you even opine and extend me an online invitation to meet you in person and DARE say what I've said here.

    All this means one or two things.
    1. You're a homosexual masquerading as a heterosexual.
    - And I turn you on
    2. You're a heterosexual man who is uncomfortable in his own sexuality.
    - And secretly turned on by my online discourse.

    No wait, but even straight men don't call random men Q U E E N S! Dude give up the ruse, your slip is showing.

    #4alltheytsandgayswhowishedsome1wouldchincheckMilliV

  21. #21

    SEis4ME,

    YEAH JUST WHAT I THOUGHT.

    Your sick and silly explanation just means that you are scared!

    Go and take your contaminated axx and play with someone else.

  22. #22

    SEis4me,

    ...and BTW, WE BLACK WASHINGTONIANS do in fact make a distinction between you gays. We call gay men who appear to be straight acting as just gay and we call gay men with feminine ways as queens. That’s how we black Washingtonians call it.

    But to me, you all are a bunch of little b..

  23. #23

    You say VO
    I say BO

  24. #24

    Your sick and silly explanation just means that you are scared!

    WOW! Talking about digging a deeper hole for yaself.
    Dude, what man online challenges another man to a FIGHT (of all things) unless he is severely insecure in his positions. Face it dude, you are accustomed to coming here and blasting away anyone who dares disagree w/the racist, homophobic, fake-a** Marcus Garvey nonsense. The problem w/me is that I ain't having and will call your out as a sideshow...a court jester. I have told you many times before that you are NOT ready for prime time and the fact that you are currently spinning out of control is evidence of that.

    You've seen it here folks. Toni Vanilli has been exposed.

  25. #25

    ToniV,

    ...and BTW, you can continue to delude yourself into thinking that "black Washingtonians" make such a ridiculous gay distinction in an area where only 35% didn't support same-sex marriage only 3 years ago. So please discontinue making the case that "black Washingtonians" prefer to use slurs to describe effeminate gay men. Maybe Harry Jackson and your other cohorts do but the majority of "black Washingtonians" most certainly do not.

    Further, you have officially done permanent damage to ANY argument you have made/will make about the supremacy and relevance of "Black Washingtonians." There is nothing particularly redeeming about black people being both bigoted/racist/prejudiced and homophobic.

    Toni V..you are a Harold Pener-wearing comedic character...the premier weakest link in nature's order. Point by point and pound for pound, you will continue to experience the same level of embarrassment that urged you to challenge online strangers to a physical altercation.

    A BAMA...in every sense of the word.

  26. #26

    SEis4ME,

    Again, just what I thought.

  27. #27

    Who cares if Vincent Orange runs!!

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