TKC Saturday Night Playlist!!! Kansas City Loves Kander Despite His Contradictions!!!
More than any other candidate, Missouri SecState Jason Kander defines the ideological conflicts confronting Kansas City voters during this election season.
Without question his personality, inspiring words and history of public service have won him unquestioning support among voters on both sides of the aisle in KCMO.
His quest to unseat Sen. Roy Blunt is really just about convincing the rest of Missouri to join the ranks of his supporters.
A bit of personal insight . . .
We don't really know Mr. Kander except for a couple meetings a few years ago . . . A few beers and a lunch sammich at Planet Sub downtown is the extent of our interactions . . . This stands out to our bloggy life because staying in the basement is the TKC preferred option while Mr. Kander if forced to meet with a great many bozos in his difficult line of work. Still, of all the people running this time around, a few interactions with Jason Kander offer a bit of unique insight for our readers.
As we noted previously, despite the fact that he lied about running for this seat and quickly moving forward after his first statewide win . . . Without question we reiterate that we "respect Missouri Secretary Of State Jason Kander more than any other elected official currently holding office. He is a student of the law, a dedicated, young family man, a solider who put his life on the line for his country and a brilliant yet humble public servant. He has the potential to be one of the greatest leaders this nation has ever seen and his commitment to this country and his principals is unmatched."
Still, we don't do endorsements here @ TKC . . . We aren't cheerleaders and more than anything else our blog community is dedicated to offering an alternative conversation.
And so . . .
Here are more than a few contradictions that confront Jason Kander in his fight to win an upset Senate victory.
Will Kander Escape The Shadow Of Disappointing Gov. Jay Nixon And His FAIL Amid Ferguson Racial Riots??
Let's not forget that part of Jason Kander's meteoric rise as a so-called "moderate" Democratic Party leader is appeal to Conservative voters that mirrored the style of his mentor Gov. Jay Nixon . . . Sadly, the Ferguson racial riot uprising put Gov. Jay to the test and he failed. During a time of crisis Gov. Jay couldn't pick a side and fell apart on national TV whilst Anderson Cooper waited patiently for anything resembling a coherent opinion.
Kander has quietly moved away from Gov. Nixon but Missouri and reached out to African-American voters BUT people who really care about this stuff might remember the association.
Moreover, Missouri's African-American community might be skipping this election in much the same what the Black voters across the nation have shown an unenthusiastic response to Hillary Clinton.
The contradiction . . . Both Black, Democrat and Republican voters are unimpressed with Gov. Nixon and his leadership and, like it or not, as his mentor that impacts the career of Jason Kander.
Will Missouri Voters Create A Trump/Kander Ticket???
Fact: Trump will win Missouri and that impacts all of the down ballot races.
Senator Roy Blunt asserts that not many of these voters will cross over and vote for Jason Kander. To be successful, Jason Kander has toned down his progressive credentials and made this race more about his personality . . . Pretty much a Trump tactic without all of the horrible insults. Appealing to Trump voters is a contradiction that betrays some of Kander's avowedly liberal supporters.
And this leads us to the big question . . .
Does Missouri Care More About Military Service Or Exceptionally Progressive Policy Positions???
Like it or not . . . This is the biggest question/contradiction that will be answered on Tuesday.
Is military service that Jason Kander touts as the biggest part of his campaign enough for Conservative Missouri voters to overlook his decidedly progressive views that are in line with the same Democratic Party they'll be voting against???
Now here's where it gets fun . . .
This election is do or die for Jason Kander. He has risked everything with a bold move and that alone deserves respect. If Roy Blunt defeats him . . . Kander's support, his record and his political potential will be decimated. Face it: Nobody likes a loser and rejection from Missouri voters will push Kander to the back of the line of rising star politicos because voters would have ultimately decided on all of the contradictions we've listed here tonight.
Without any reservations We wish him good luck.
And all of this inspires tonight's playlist . . .
As always . . .