TKC EXCLUSIVE AND BREAKING NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY MAYOR SLY JAMES SUFFERS POPULARITY PLUNGE THREATENING EPIC $800 MILLION GO BOND CAMPAIGN!!!
Mayor Sly James is selling an EPIC amount of debt to Kansas City voters and banking on his "popularity" as he makes a great deal of promises supported by nothing more than a smile but very few deets.
However . . .
KANSAS CITY MAYOR SLY ISN'T SO POPULAR WITH LOCAL VOTERS ACCORDING TO RECENT POLLING AND A NEWBIE POLITICO ON THE SCENE!!!
You guessed it . . .
INSIDERS SAY THAT JACKSON COUNTY EXEC FRANK WHITE IS NOW THE MOST LIKEABLE KANSAS CITY POLITICO BY FAR!!!
Supporting data to ago along with our month long series of posts on this topic . . .
- Exec Frank White won his office by an even bigger margin than Mayor Sly . . . He was unopposed.
- The deets of JaxCo are far too Byzantine to attract much public scrutiny and even the newspaper only assigns one newsie hack on half salary to show up late to meetings and reprint pressers . . . So it's non-stop PR for Exec White even though the JaxCo Jail looks like one of the lower circles of Hell.
- Spring Training is coming up and love for the home team also supports the Frank White cult of personality . . .
FACT: EXEC FRANK OUTRANKS MAYOR SLY IN TERMS OF VOTER POPULARITY FOLLOWING THE KANSAS CITY HONCHO'S PUBLIC OPPOSITION AND PROTEST OF PREZ TRUMP POLICIES!!!
To be fair, we can all pretend that this isn't all secret data leaked from Remington Research because they make their clients sign on to expensive non-disclosure forms . . . Which is a pretty big catch despite their discount prices. STILL, people talk and for the moment Kansas City's political elite still suffer from a slavish devotion to Team Ted Cruz that was mostly embarrassed by Prez Trump.
But here's the most important tidbit . . .
BEHIND THE SCENES IT'S ONLY CONSULTANT AND SPOKESMAN STEVE GLORIOSO WHO MISTAKENLY TOUTS MAYOR SLY'S POPULARITY AT A HIGHLY UNBELIEVABLE 70% APPROVAL RATING!!!
KANSAS CITY VOTERS DON'T NEED MUCH RESEARCH, POLLING OR REASSURANCE TO UNDERSTAND THAT RAISING TAXES OVER AND OVER IS AN UNPOPULAR MOVE!!!
Translation . . . Arguing for more taxes should and always will be a tough sell.
The reality is that with horrifically low voter turnout . . . The current administration has been able to tax KCMO to death time and again with a couple of notable setbacks.
However, coming back to the taxpayer trough over and over again has hurt the Mayor's nice guy image as an increasingly vocal group of residents vow to vote with their wallet rather than their heartstrings.
Developing . . .