TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! COMPLAINTS EMERGE OVER MAYOR SLY'S LACK OF SUPPORT FOR JASON KANDER!!!
Keeping campaign promises has never been a priority for elected officials in Kansas City but the smartest people in this town know that returning political favors is paramount for those hoping to hold onto power.
Here's the difference:
Kansas City voters are disengaged from the political process and most of the residents of this town have given up on Democracy altogether. Meanwhile, fellow office holders, leaders of PACs and even the tiniest constituencies expect that their colleagues will honor their commitments. None of the politicos in this town are so naive that they would expect "honesty" but abiding by basic accounting principles in the horse trading that is local politics is expected. Put simply, in Kansas City favors must be returned.
To wit . . .
JASON KANDER HAS MANY STRONG SUPPORTERS IN KANSAS CITY AND THEY HAVE NOW STARTED TO COMPLAIN THAT MAYOR SLY HASN'T DONE MUCH OF ANYTHING TO HELP IN A MO SECRETARY OF STATE CONTEST THAT REMAINS A CLOSE!!!
To be fair and accurate, it's important to note that sources inside the Kander Campaign For Missouri Secretary Of State are NOT complaining about Mayor Sly. In fact, off the record, Kander's campaign has described Mayor Sly James as "very helpful" in their effort.
But most suspect that they're just being nice.
Let's backtrack for just a moment . . . Remember when Sly James and MO House Rep. Jason Kander were best buddies during the Mayoral Election?
It wasn't so long ago . . .
Jason Kander sent out e-mail blasts in favor of Sly James.
Kander and Sly James knocked doors together.
Just for the record, let's make it clear how Kansas City's Mayor election really went down . . .
JASON KANDER BASICALLY PUT MAYOR SLY INTO OFFICE AND WITHOUT THE HELP OF KANSAS CITY'S MOST BELOVED ELECTED OFFICIAL IN THE WARD PARKWAY CORRIDOR, SLY JAMES WOULDN'T HAVE MADE IT PAST THE PRIMARY!!!
Don't argue with me . . . At the time he ran for office Mayor Sly had no experience in a crowded field where not even the Eastside seemed to give him much respect.
MO House Rep. Jason Kander "vouching" for Sly James didn't just open doors, he gave Sly James legitimacy among the Midtown and monied set who have always been suspicious of minority politicos.
And today critics rightfully complain that they have yet to see a single public display of support for Jason Kander from Mayor Sly.
And while Mayor Sly's beautiful smile might not convince voters in rural Missouri - where this race will be won . . . There's a lot the Mayor could do in KC and STL to display his endorsement of the guy who is responsible for getting him into office.
Finally . . . What's important for Kansas City residents might be the realization the Mayor Sly might talk a good game about remembering where he came from BUT as of this writing he hasn't done much to demonstrate that he will return support to the people who helped put him into office.
Developing . . .