TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! TUESDAY CHECKING THE KANSAS CITY 2014 HALFWAY POINT AND LOCAL TURNABOUT!!!
For this morning let's consider that we're past the point of no return for Kansas City 2014 and we're seeing political fortunes turn this year.
And so . . .
CHECK OUR TKC EXCLUSIVE LIST OF POLITICOS AND TRENDS MAKING A TURNABOUT THIS YEAR!!!
As usual, we'll focus on things taking a turn for the worse . . .
Mayor Sly's Popularity Trending Downward For 2014
We can't stress this enough . . .
THE 70% APPROVAL RATING LINE TOUTED FOR MAYOR SLY IS NOW AN OUTRIGHT LIE!!!
Mayor Sly might still be very charming, he has a great smile but he lost big on charter changes and the spiking rate of taxation in this town has soured voters against his regime and exposed many of his fair weather friends to criticism. Sure, he's still popular than most politicos in Kansas City . . . But that's not saying much.
Sherwood Smith Started Off Strong But Not Faces And Uphill Battle Thanks To Frank White
Labor and Union aficionados had high hopes for Sherwood Smith because he remains one of the most politically savvy and connected locals in all of Kansas City. But it's clear that Frank White name recognition and community volunteer status might have thwarted an otherwise slam dunk candidacy.
The Toy Train Phase Deux No Longer Enjoys Widespread Support With Phase Deux
Kansas City loved the streetcar as long as it wasn't open to voter scrutiny . . . Now it's clear that consultants, politicos and corporations comprise most of the cheering section for this costly local project based on FAILED tin-cup urbanism theory and not really about transit at all.
KSHB Worst To First Awakes Local TV News Investigative Inspiration
This year was the first time that local politicos started focusing more on TV coverage than newspaper lobbying. KSHB seems to be leading the way into a great many newsies moving away from "water cooler" reporting and toward more community coverage as newspaper's are less able to provide investigation.
Westport Renaissance KAPUT!!!
There was a dream that Westport would provide a "working-class" party district wherein locals could celebrate without all of the pretension of other more exclusive places. Now, beyond the midpoint of this year it seems that weekly fighting and confrontation have destroyed Westport good vibes and turned the place into just another dangerous Kansas City weekend hotspot.
Feel free to suggest your middle-year analysis as Kansas City heads into election season and already starts preparing for X-mas time.
Developing . . .