Friday, October 06, 2017
TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! RANKING THE
AWFUL FURIOUS FIVE OFFICIAL CANDIDATES FOR KANSAS CITY MAYOR SO FAR!!!
The field of contenders to replace Kansas City Mayor Sly James is growing crowded as quality gives way to quantity.
To wit . . .
LET'S REVIEW THE KANSAS CITY MAYORAL CONTENDERS SO FAR!!!
I'll try to limit my comments because I'm more interested about what our blog community thinks on this election that's still about a year and a half away.
Let's get started . . .
Councilman Scott Wagner
This Northland leader has a surprising amount of support and is closest to the job right now. Here's something everyone is forgetting . . . The Mayor Pro-Tem is a very reasonable dude and likeable, more than any other candidate on this list - It'll be nearly impossible to run a negative campaign against him other than typical KCMO online trolling that almost never influences elections.
Councilman Scott Taylor
As our blog community reported first - As the race currently stands HE'S THE CASH KING OF KANSAS CITY POLITICS. That could change soon but for now his head start in fundraising lets us know that he's taking this election seriously and not just competing in a popularity contest.
Council Lady Jolie Justus
Her campaign kick-off was a FLOP. Most of what they talked about was our AWESOME TKC BLOG COMMUNITY and how we ruined their precious surprise.
Still . . . She's running out of the 4th and that's STILL where all the old school big money in Kansas City lives. Her campaign is also powered by the legal eagles of the local corporate law game who pushed Mayor Sly over the top when he was just a 2nd tier local lawyer working out of a low-rent storefront.
Councilman Jermaine Reed
He needs a job. Badly. This faux mayoral run tactic is tried and true. If he plays his cards right he can leverage support from the 3rd District into a timely endorsement of the winner and then a plush political gig at nearly any big local company that's begging for tax breaks - Which is all of them. So much for higher education paving the way to a top paying job at an engineering firm . . . But I digress.
A signal to everybody that the KC Mayoral Race 2019 is AMATEUR HOUR!!! He's a part-time social justice warrior and full-time Native American Investment guru or some facsimile thereof - To be fair, his campaign gambit now opens the floodgates for potential candidates who will undoubtedly ruin the schemes of many ambitious politicos with a tidal wave of ridiculous chatter.
More interestingly . . . Not yet official but powered by local GOP anticipation . . .
MO State Senator Ryan Silvey
He's the great white hope of the Northland and Axiom Strategies - If he can be goaded into thinking beyond the dead end of Missouri Statewide politics . . . The worst RINO in Missouri could make Kansas City's mayoral contest more interesting.
And so . . . Given that every Kansas City election is decided long before a single ballot is cast . . .
We invite critical insight and analysis of every sort given that quite a few KCMO political experts are now pushing up daises and this new group of contenders is ready to slap fight for the amusement of a local electorate influenced by the aftermath of Prez Trump blowing up American politics as usual.
Developing . . .