Saturday, July 04, 2020
SIGN OF THE TIMES: FORMER JACKSON COUNTY SHERIFF MIKE SHARP TOWERS OVER WALDO AMID UPCOMING PRIMARY!!!
Local noobs and at least 7 out of 10 voters have already forgotten the "interesting" circumstances of former Sheriff Mike Sharp's departure from his old job that he's now working to get back.
The media was too scared to report the longstanding rumors until the gubmint finally sent over a case file to a few local newsies with tacit approval.
Accordingly, because this blog has only made 3 & 1/2 endorsements in our history, it's important to reiterate that: We don't have any favorites in the 2020 election cycle.
However, it's the mission of this cowtown Internets community to highlight local campaign tactics and strategy.
Former Sheriff Sharp is running a low-key but high spending campaign. His substantial war chest powers a ground game predicated on making contact with homeowners and residents in a very methodical and personable approach that has avoided significant mainstream mention. Translation: He's running a formidable "ground game" under the radar of most political consultants and pundits and mostly in the nicer KCMO neighborhoods and throughout Easter Jack. These are areas where the incumbent might not have a clear cut advantage.
Meanwhile, Sheriff Forté is focused on maintaining a constant social media presence and has impressively worked the mainstream media in order to challenge law enforcement colleagues and align himself with #BlackLivesMatter demands for police reform.
Reelection for Sheriff Forté is the safe bet . . . However, this Democratic Primary might be an interesting local preview of the electorate's enthusiasm for the "cultural revolution" that has erupted on local streets over the past month and ensuing demands to fundamentally transform American police infrastructure.
You decide . . .