Sunday, September 03, 2017
TKC SUNDAY SPECIAL!!! COUNCILMAN QUINTON LUCAS TALKED ABOUT CALLING IT QUITS AT CITY HALL AND NOW HE COULD BE THE NEXT KANSAS CITY MAYOR!!!
The grind at City Hall has taken its toll on virtually every politico and denizen of 12th & Oak. Few are prepared to handle the kind of soul crushing work that offers an inside look into how Democracy is mostly just a charade taught to naive youngsters and a punchline to a very bad joke.
To wit . . .
KANSAS CITY INSIDERS REVEAL THAT COUNCIL DUDE QUINTON LUCAS HAS TALKED ABOUT CALLING IT QUITS DESPITE SO MANY LOCALS BEGGING HIM TO RUN FOR MAYOR!!!
Here's the word . . .
"I think it gets to him. Watching people go back on their word and the outright corruption. It's not like law school or the corporate world. The level of personal rivalry is much more intense than most people realize and (Councilman) Quinton (Lucas) is far more accustomed to a collegial atmosphere . . . And don't forget that just about every firm in KC has offered him $500K a year to start. So slugging it out over zoning issues or all of these backroom deals seems downright petty."
Nevertheless . . .
"Now the pressure is on him. There's just no denying that there's a movement to draft this guy as Kansas City's next Mayor. I think most people who have talked to him understand why. He's one of the very few Councilmen who has kept his dignity mostly intact."
A relative noob to the political process . . . Councilman Lucas has earned the respect of tax fighters by directing new airport bidding toward a lawful process rather than the sketchy deal that Mayor Sly first proposed. And while he has garnered cash for the the hopeless Jazz District . . . He has also done as good of a job as any KC politico in explaining his positions via his social media outlets.
While it's still early in the game, don't underestimate the support for Councilman Lucas who would be one of the youngest, best educated and most likable KC politicos to enter the Mayoral contest so far.
Developing . . .