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  Milton Street On 2nd Chances, Compares Himself To Moses
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Last EditedScottĀ³  Mar 24, 2011 01:43am
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AuthorChris Brennan
MediaNewspaper - Philadelphia Inquirer
News DateWednesday, March 23, 2011 07:00:00 AM UTC0:0
Description"It's not unusual for underdog candidates in political campaigns to compare themselves to better-known public personalities in an effort to define themselves and raise awareness. T. Milton Street walks that road today, in a missive sent to the Daily News about second chances. Street cites three big names from current events and an even bigger name from the Bible: Moses.

Street, who spent 26 months in federal custody for not paying taxes, survived an effort this week by Mayor Nutter to have him thrown off the May 17 Democratic primary ballot for mayor.

"We live in a country that believes in giving a second chance," Street writes. "Just ask disgraced former governor of New York Eliot Spitzer, the recovered addict Rush Limbaugh, or the amazing Michael Vick."

Then Street, who says he is "left with a sense of awe" from the intense feelings of support and opposition his candidacy has sparked, takes it up a notch in the comparison. Street turns to Moses to note that mistakes carry consequences.

"Moses -- the greatest leader the world has ever known -- followed a similar path," Street writes. "Born poor but rose to prominence in the house of Pharaoh. Because of his terrible mistake he was exiled and suffered loss of position, status and dignity. But God had a plan for him that eventually returned him to the mission for which he had been chosen, albeit in a different way. I believe God has a plan for all of us."

You can read Street's entire letter, unedited, after the jump."
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