Sunday, June 16, 2019
TKC SUNDAY MUST READ!!! SUPER DAVE CONSIDERS KANSAS CITY ELECTION 2019!!!
Controversy, a surprising election trend and the VOTER REAL TALK from a TKC blog comment favorite . . .
Super Dave: My take and talk on upcoming election
I attended a social event in South Kansas City last night with a group of friends and of course it didn’t take long for the conversation to be all about the upcoming election for the Kansas City mayor.
First thing -- the focus was on me wanting my input and overall analysis of the two candidates. While not being eligible to vote in the election the outcome of the election could have some long-term effects financially for me in the future. So in a nutshell this is what I told everybody and it appeared most were in agreement with my thoughts.
The voters of Kansas City will go to the polls here in a couple of days to either cast a vote for somebody they want to see as mayor of Kansas City or to make a vote hoping to keep somebody from being mayor of Kansas City. Neither candidate has any earthshaking past political achievements in which to build the foundation that would be the making of a good mayor. Both have served on the council and gone along and played along with the current regime in office under the guidance of Mayor James. Jolie Justus has been far from open and honest about the airport deal that she pushes for so hard and Quinton basically stands there with this stupid looking grin on his face as he goes along for the ride. The DUI thing wasn’t handled correctly and many people don’t like how it was handled at all. If I was a candidate for mayor in any city and there was a video that for sure prove my innocence of a DUI charge I would make damn sure it was made public. How can you vote for a person honestly who can’t be honest with you about what took place one night after some what appears to be possibly heavy drinking?
No matter how you look at it the workings of City Hall in Kansas City Missouri I liken it to a train greatly exceeding its capable speed and headed for the worst section of track in the nation. In short a disaster has to be in the making and it won’t be pretty when the train leaves the tracks. Justus or Lucas either one does not give me a warm fuzzy feeling of having the capability to get Kansas City back on the right track of being a great city again. Crime rate will continue to climb and no matter what either candidate has said developer handouts will still be everyday business at 12th and Oak.
Clay Chastain could have ran away with the election if he simply would have moved back to Kansas City a year ago established his residency and gone to work on his campaign. So while he might be the breath of fresh air Kansas City needs you also have to look at him in a very cautious manner. Sometimes I look at Clay and wonder just what his real agenda is? Does he really want to be the mayor of Kansas City or does he simply like irritating the leaders of Kansas City? The guy just bounces around too much to get a firm grip on just where or what his true stances are about Kansas City. He might be the better of the other two evils but is that really saying much?
Which leads me to a question that I asked my friends, if you had a choice to write in a name would you or if you had the choice to check a box that said none of the above which would you like to have seen on this ballot? Believe it or not, none of the above box won hands-down with a couple saying they would like to see both. I’m afraid that so many voters are completely so disgruntled they’re not going to go out and cast a vote, they’re not going to show up at the polls because they think I’m not voting for either one of these clowns so I’m just not going to bother to vote at all. The sad and scary part of that are the special interest groups and the friends of the two candidates on the ballot will be the winners. The polls have been all over the place and you can’t trust them as the last presidential campaign proved. I think the number of voters that do not want the two current candidates in office is higher than either candidate will receive in actual votes. But the way the ballot is set up that fact can’t be known. I truly honestly believe that if “None of the above” was a selection you could make concerning the office of Mayor in the upcoming election it would be the choice that would win hands down here in Kansas City.
You decide . . .