Who's your choice for Mayor in 2015?

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

it's deja vu all over again!

I think back five years ago when Carol Chumney decided to run for County Mayor. At the time, her primary opponents were State Senator Jim Kyle and former State Rep Harold Byrd.

Kyle got out first, and then after polling below 20%, Byrd got out. When the local developers saw that their only choice for County Mayor would be someone who they could NOT control, they went to the bullpen and summoned Shelby County's most popular public figure, AC Wharton. You know the rest.

So, here we are five years later with an unpopular City Mayor in Willie Herenton, the downtown business crowd wants him out (with AMPLE reason), they put up Herman Morris, a thoroughly nice and decent fellow who excites no one, and now they are figuring out that, once again, a person they cannot control (Chumney) is the leading candidate to unseat Herenton, which petrifies them for some reason.

So, here we go again. Mike Matthews is reporting over at Channel 3 (check the video list) that these business leaders are approaching the County Mayor, Mr. Wharton, to PLEASE, PLEASE save us from that idiot on the 7th floor and that scary woman on the council who won't do what we tell her! PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It's so damn sad that the answer to their problems, Chumney, is staring them in the face, but they don't have the cojones to work with her. They are SCARED of her because she refuses to put up with bullshit and stays focused on problems like a rabid badger, and she is NOT a good ole boy.

Mayor Wharton, I voted for you twice; however, may I remind you that you ALREADY HAVE A JOB! You have contracted with the citizens of the County to remain as Mayor until September 1, 2010, and I expect you to live up to that.

Put an end to this and tell us where your priorities really are, so that we can move on and get rid of the current mayor.

6 comments:

John Farmer said...

If I keep it up people will start calling me...egads! A Democrat!

I like Chumney too...

JB said...

The penalty for using the tiresome phrase "deja vu all over again" rather than the old-fashioned, simple, and quite sufficient "deja vu" is compulsory service along with the rest of the undead in a George Romano movie.

JB said...

But I still love you.

LeftWingCracker said...

that's good, because later this year, I WILL be a Zombie, watch this and other spaces....

Tom Graves said...

WE all know that Carol is running for mayor but why is it she apparently has no campaign orchestration at all? She has no headquarters, no phone for the campaign, no web site, no nothing. To add insult to injury I called and left a message on her business number twice about volunteering for her campaign and never heard a word back from either Chumney or an associate. Is her campaign THAT disorganized this early on? Frankly, I expected someone to quickly get back to me and I expected to already be involved. Any comments on this? I'd sure like to hear from somebody in the know.

LeftWingCracker said...

Tom, shoot me an email and I'll forward it.

I also must remind everyone that the filing deadline is JUNE and the election is on October.