First with your Monday morning coffee, a little SAB, courtesy of tomorrow’s Omaha Mayoral election:
Former Mayor Hal Daub and Family Guy’s Mayor Adam West:
From Sunday’s OWH article about Suttle and Daub, Jim Suttle was quoted as saying:
“Details, details — you guys always want details.”
Now, can you imagine that? Voters want some details about the plans that a candidate wants to put in place?
Or better yet, in Suttle’s case, they simply want the plan.
“I want 1,000 new jobs” is not a plan.
“I want to lower crime” is not a plan.
“I want kids to graduate” is not a plan.
Those are all laudable goals — but they are barely even that. Who doesn’t want lower crime, more graduate and more jobs? Does one even need to say that? A candidate shouldn’t even need to mention those things, unless he’s against them. Otherwise, we’ll just assume he’s pro-pro things.
What voters want is info on HOW one plans to accomplish those goals.
The irony is that the article title is, “Omaha voters asked to take leap of faith“.
Well with Jim Suttle, that is absolutely true. Since he is not giving any details as to what he wants to do as Mayor, the voter is left hoping that maybe he’ll do something good, possibly.
Of course he may just take the same tack as he did as Councilman — running behind people’s backs, not getting the support of the council on his plans, and planning for his next big gig four years hence — and not making any plans in the mean time.
Think it’s a “leap of faith” with Daub? Really?
Those who vote for Daub take a leap of logic. A leap of confidence.
With the other guy, you’re voting into the abyss.