|Moshe Friedman sitting in front of the open window, Ezra Friedlander standing behind Quinn|
But while Christine Quinn's orientations may be troublesome, the fact that she's the frontrunner for mayor has constructed some to make the case for Quinn's candidacy. Ezra Friedlander, CEO of the Friedlander Group, a political consultancy, is one of very few who are publicly backing Quinn in the race. Some community leaders, especially heads of organizations who are dependent on government assistance, are privately saying that since she might become mayor, one should not rush to attack her. While some have admittedly noted to NYC elected that if elected as mayor, Ms. Quinn would as a matter of fact be a good mayor in preserving the rights of the Jewish community.
Moshe Friedman a community activist publicly backing Ms. Quinn for mayor, explained his support in term of what's best for the community. "The only person that will understand the Hasidic community is one that is also not of the mainstream. In Brooklyn we are a minority and in NYC we are a very small minority. The idea that we should view a candidate in the eyes of what they are, is wrong," said Mr. Friedman.