Berlin kann mehr

“Berlin can do better” – that is the slogan of Dr. Friedbert Pflügers. And you may ask yourself, who the fuck is Friedbert Pflüger?

Well, he wants to become the next major of the city of Berlin for the CDU.

I took the opportunity to read some of this election manifesto (in German) this morning afternoon when I went for a coffee break outside. And I must say that it’s not bad at all and that he’s got something at least for me.

And on top of that, he seems to be way more pleasant and eloquent than Frank Steffel was a while back. Anyone remember him? I don’t mean just you people from .

I’m just wondering why the opinion polls give him so bad ratings – well, whatever polls and surveys mean of course. Someone is always faking the results to make them look one way or the other. No idea. But I’m curious what you guys think, or why you would not vote for him. Or maybe that is a CDU problem in general? Is the majority of all Berliners rather leftish than conservative?

The bottom line for me is that Berlin has not improved too much in the years I have been here and that was mostly when Wowereit (SPD) and PDS (leftwings) were active. I hope that people don’t mistake the football frenzy and overall good feeling due to the worldcup as evidence for political achievements.

I’d love to add some banner for him to this entry, but he’s got nothing online. Not very viral. I wish the “Friends of Pflüger” would have thought about that – but the Internet’s overrated anyway!

2 Comments so far

  1. Stylewalker (unregistered) on July 3rd, 2006 @ 3:36 pm

    Little tyoing error here, Pflüger wants to be mayor, not major. This is not a military dictatorship, is it..?! ;-)

    To the topic, no, Pflüger has no chance at all, because

    1.) Wowereit is a succesful mayor, with charisma and a sense for power
    2.) The Berlin CDU is undecided and has not yet left its disresputable past
    3.) Berlin is overall a left-wing city with a deep sense for red politics


  2. Stylewalker (unregistered) on July 3rd, 2006 @ 3:37 pm

    I’m typing about typing errors and type tyoing.. peinlich..



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