Wednesday, July 31, 2019
TKC EXCLUSIVE!!! INSIDERS DOUBT KANSAS CITY MILLENNIAL TEAM Q!!!
The NEXTGEN of Kansas City politics is enduring harsh criticism from across the spectrum of 12th & Oak as their youth, hopefulness and naivete is now under fire.
We've talked about this previously but there's a few more details to add . . .
Again, more than any member of his crew, Team Q Chief of Staff hopeful John Stamm has been the focus of insider angst.
Here's one reason why for those who haven't seen it yet:
Meet the 28-year-old KC native behind Quinton Lucas’ successful campaign for mayor
It gets worse . . .
One insider tells us:
"The guy just doesn't seem to know what he's doing and it's worse that he doesn't know who to ask. When pressured he makes these very vague threats that totally tip his hand. If Quinton is going to go with this guy as his Chief of Staff than he's in trouble. He doesn't have many people who are loyal to him and he's already getting pushed around by business leaders, community activists and the Council. Maybe he might make a good communications guy but if this guy is going to basically run the Mayor's office. It'll be a free for all."
Mind you . . . We should note that all of this conversation is coming at a time when locals are scrambling for positions on boards and committees that will shape the next 4 years in city-awarded contracts -- The only real reason people care about KCMO politics one way or another.
Stop crying and realize that local American municipal activism is nothing more than a not-so-complex scheme to engage in bid-rigging. Everybody who is NOT doing this is either a sucker, a prop or one of many losers who think that local policy impacts our lives more than almost any other aspect of government.
To wit . . .
MILLENNIAL TEAM Q CONFRONTS OPPOSITION FROM INSIDERS BUT SHOULD THAT INSPIRE HOPE FOR LOCAL VOTERS?!?
In fairness, it should be noted that Mr. Stamm is doing exactly what his job requires -- Acting as a lighting rod for the Mayor-Elect and shield for a city full of people who need a favor or 95-million of them . . .
What we know for certain is this . . .
Mayor-Elect Quinton's team is exceptionally young and doesn't have a lot of experience in Kansas City politics -- That's either a sign of hope OR a hint that they're already in over their head.
You decide . . .