Wednesday, June 19, 2019
TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! CELEBRATE WINNERS & LOSERS AFTER QUINTON LUCAS CROWNED NEW KANSAS CITY MAYOR!!!
After an exhaustive year-long campaign season, a smallish percentage of Kansas City residents selected the new guy at City Hall who will dutifully take orders from people who actually hold real power.
The morning after . . .
KANSAS CITY VOTERS SEND MIXED MESSAGES THAT MAINLY MIMICKED CAMPAIGNS WITH THE MOST MONEY!!!
There's no doubt that marketing works and locals proved supplicant to sponsored content social media posts, junk mail and even a legacy ad blitz.
Now, election roundups are easy and The Pitch provides the quickest, best and most readable summary of last night's vote.
However, here are TKC we DIG DEEPER and offer a THE ONLY KC REAL TALK view of the power players behind the scene who won and lost the election.
To wit . . . Let's just jump into it:
Developers Triumph Over Plebs
Question 1 was SMACKED DOWN because the ballot language sucked, the campaigners were disorganized and Crosby Kemper III talks a big game but doesn't like to get his hands dirty. And so some very nice marketing budgets earned voter approval and secured the status quo for the elite ruling class. Until markets decides otherwise.
Freedom Still Dominates
The Mayor is a Freedom candidate, the fun-loving Joey Cuts campaign was chopped away, Brandon Ellington has to at least listen to them, AND they even picked the white lady winner in the 6th At-Large.
The legacy of this power player group continues as show better organizational skills than any local civic group and stayed on message to win DOMINANT political influence over their community once again.
White Ladies Now Determine The Fate Of The Quinton Lucas Administration
We all have to serve somebody and without votes on the council Quinton Lucas is nothing more than a smiling face. Accordingly, Council Ladies Katheryn Shields and Teresa Loar will determine the WIN OR FAIL of the new mayor more than anyone else.
Jermaine Reed Endorsed Jolie Justus And Now He's Got Nowhere To Go . . .
OR . . . Does somebody have a job for Jermaine???
He backed Jolie Justus. He made A LOT of enemies during his time in office. He's still described as one of the most arrogant politicos in recent Kansas City history yet he doesn't have much significant legislation to his credit. Even worse, so many negative vibes directed his way means that corporations don't have much incentive to hire him given that he won't be able to lobby City Hall for a year and has made enemies over just about everyone who has been forced to work with him closely. We wish him luck but NO HIGHER OFFICE AWAITS and local biz can be exceptionally "forgetful" when it comes to power players suddenly out of power.
Will Classic Newspaper Hack Hearne EVAR Get Another Full Time Journalism Job???
I sure hope so. But don't really care either way. The guy is a throwback to a long ago era when the local elite still dominated the cultural scene. Nowadays social media influencers have replaced MSM taste-makers and Twitter beef is more accessible than the gossip of the upper-class. And so this old school columnist and his "reporting" alleging that the new mayor is a closeted homosexual based only on anonymous sources was not only universally rejected but also revealed that the legacy of a formerly powerful family doesn't really understand as much about future of journalism or the media industry as he claims in his occasional blog posts.
Northland Leaders On The Wrong Side Of A Kansas City Election Yet Again
Northland leaders picked Jolie Justus early and more importantly, their turnout numbers were lackluster whilst the rest of the city hit nearly 20% which is garbage but still good for this town. Basically, the Northland as a voting bloc opted out of this election. The saving grace is that Police & Fire live out North but their pensions and special interests will come long before their advocacy for community and stuff like sidewalks.
AND SO . . .
Another election is history as Kansas City once again endures promises of "change" as the new denizens in power are nearly identical with their predecessors.
Developing . . .