Saturday, July 29, 2017
TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! SURVEY SEYZ JACKSON COUNTY EXEC FRANK WHITE POPULARITY FADING AMID ONGOING JAIL CRISIS!!!
Inside baseball from the courthouse offers a clear picture of the future as it relates to an elected official who now spends most of his days playing dodge-ball . . .
"18 months ago the conventional political wisdom was that Frank White, given his days as a baseball player, was simply unbeatable in a heads-up democratic primary. At the time, polling supported that thesis. But that was then, this is now. The constant string of historically negative stories regarding tone-deafness, incompetence, mismanagement at the jail and other political shenanigans are taking a serious toll on his previously unquestioned status. Early returns from recent polling done via a national firm indicate that, while the image of Frank the ball player remains "very favorable", the image of Frank White the politician is flat-out tanking. It will take a bit of time to collate all of the cross tabs, but one member of the focus group perhaps captured the vibe best: "I loved Frank on TV, but I wouldn't want him near my business." This logic is not lost on the operatives at the county who have recently begun a desperate round of political fundraising in their effort to buttress White's chances. As the county looks to 2018, it will be interesting to see who begins to maneuver to take a shot at the now very vulnerable politician."
You decide . . .