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The Perspective For 9/13/13: The Trap of 'Inevitability'

It's a fascination discussion that The Nation's astute Richard Kim and Emily Douglas are having for the last few days about how Christine Quinn suffered the catastrophic fall from presumed next mayor of New York to her political career arguably being over.

Their analysis of how "identity politics" was roundly trumped in this race that allows Bill De Blasio to be the likely Democratic candidate against Joe Lhota in the general election is top notch as usual from those two, accomplished Nation editors. That's highlighted in Kim showing how he truly is cognizant of basic "five boroughs" races and mentioning a number of gay and lesbian candidates winning on Tuesday:
....wanted to point out that six LGBT council candidates won their elections yesterday. That’s a record! In addition to incumbents Jimmy van Bramer and Danny Dromm from Queens and Rosie Méndez from the East Village/Lower East Side, Corey Johnson will take over Quinn’s west side seat. Brooklyn an…