Quick Question

Detroit still has a mayorial election in November right? Cause since the primaries, I haven’t heard from a single candidate. I need more info to make my educated decision. Let’s talk politics, plans, stats, something, please? Okay, I don’t want to hear who is the “blacker” candidate or who parties too much. Much like I didn’t care who Clinton slept with, I’d don’t care about either of those issues. As long as you are a professional, respected, effective mayor or city council member, whoopee ding dong to the details of your personal life.

So when are we going to hear about the real issues and the real plans?

5 Comments so far

  1. Apolitical Bouler (unregistered) on September 15th, 2005 @ 5:28 am

    I’m apolitical but to take matters logically: the only way to really know a politician is by the work he/she has already done and the environment they worked around while doing thier job, not what they plan to do or what they say they will do. Especially when it’s this close to the election.

    If Dennis Archer ran, many people feel he would win in November because he did a great job when he was in office. Freman Hendrix worked closely with Archer and that working association offered up positive work environment. Hendrix was in a skilled and aware relationship, that lends itself to political awareness.

    Mayor Kilpatrick, to be fair, is younger and less experienced. His political career is still in its infancy – and perhaps in the future – with the right associations he’d make a great political servant for the city. But this city has immediate needs, and Detroit requires an experienced person to take on these challenges.

    It’s not a matter of change being good, but that experience – especially from a positive record – bodes well.

  2. MGal (unregistered) on September 15th, 2005 @ 7:07 am

    Past is important but knowing what someone wants to do in the future is also important. What changes do they see for Detroit? How do they want to fix the problems? I wasn’t here during Archer so I can’t make a decision on that. And who says that path is the best now?

  3. APOLITICAL BOULER (unregistered) on September 15th, 2005 @ 10:03 am

    Rumor has it, that the Mayor is going to give up his position in November, and concentrate on his professional petanque career. He favors the 800 gram boules in 76 mm.

    I’m not sure how Hendrix points…

  4. baldy (unregistered) on September 15th, 2005 @ 12:14 pm

    This is a good day to bring this up since the first debate between the 2 is tonight. We’ll hear a lot about where each of them stand on the issues in the papers tomorrow.

    I’m not sure about KK, but Freman has many documents about his plans to “fix” the city on his website. They’re a great read, but set aside a good amount of time :)

  5. girl.in.the.d (unregistered) on September 15th, 2005 @ 5:16 pm

    Although the first debate with the candidates was today at the Detroit Economic Club and the local news stations have covered a little of it this evening, the mayoral race is light-years away in terms of news coverage; something that is two months away is a long time, so that is why you aren’t seeing anything on it. When the coverage does begin, it is likely to be one-two weeks before the race, and will be full of muck-raking and bias. Your best bet if you really want to figure out who to vote for is to begin researching the candidates in depth now. You can get almost any information you want on Kilpatrick’s decisions/choices through the freedom of information act and as another person commented above, Hendrix’s website is full of information. I would also suggest that you attend two or more of his town-hall meeting-style talks, and go pick up some information from one of his campaign headquarters.

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