HONORABLE SLY JAMES: MOST POPULAR MAYOR IN KANSAS CITY HISTORY?!?!
Just a quick question for the late night and for anybody who is interested . . . We'll revisit this topic later but a recent comment from a Kansas City cheerleader piqued my interest.
In response to criticism of the Honorable Sly James, a supporter noted: "(He's) the most popular mayor in the history of KC, I think he will be ok."
It occurred to me that I've heard that line before from a lot of people up to and including Mayoral staffers and top ranking political consultants. Th e Mayor's popularity is a talking point intended to crush all dissent and keep other politicos in line.
To wit . . .
WHAT DO YOU THINK . . . IS MAYOR SLY JAMES MORE POPULAR THAN ANY OTHER MAYOR IN KANSAS CITY HISTORY?!?!
For TKC, Mayor Richard Berkley will always hold the title of Kansas City's BEST Mayor . . .
And I don't really see how Sly James has surpassed his legacy.
In fairness, there are A LOT of people who still really like former Mayor Kay Barnes.
Given that politics is nothing more than a popularity contest, this question is important as we enter election season . . . There's no doubting the Mayor's popularity and general goodwill toward the charismatic politico but some of this more enthusiastic support might be overstated.
Developing . . .