Monday, November 21, 2005

District 3 And Mayor Rocky Anderson

I have a few thoughts on the District 3 race. District 3 is a Mayor Anderson "safe district". He does very, very well there. Mayor Anderson cashed in every conceivable political card on behalf of Janneke House. Because the Mayor did so well in that district, the idea that a strong endorsment from the Mayor coupled with a similar set of endorsments would bring Janneke House into the City Council is pretty solid and let's face it, should have worked.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Janneke got into the race very late. But the upside is that more residents are aware of how "phoney" Jergensen is.

11/22/2005 11:40:00 PM  
Blogger TMoneySLC said...

Okay, I've read this blog for some time now but refrained from writing anything since I generally think blogs are a waste of time. But, now that the election is over I feel there are some things about the race that need to be aired. So first off, Cliff Lyon and the way he ran that campaign were a complete disgrace. That poor girl never wants to run for any kind of office again because of the kind of backstabbing, dirty politics which he and Mayor Anderson employed on behalf of Ms. House. This can be clearly evidinced by the mass exodus of interns from Janneke's campaign to Soren Simonsen's and other Democratic candidates. The politics of division only evidence that Cliff had no real campaign startegy other than to malign Councilman Jergensen. A teenager could have run a more effectively organized campaign with a clear message. Obviously, Cliff could not.

Next, the whole Domocrat/Republican thing is a joke. Mayor Anderson and Cliff used Janneke as a pawn in thier twisted game of local politics to advance thier own personal agendas. If you ever saw Janneke debate she had no real mastery of the issues except to say, "I took a class on that," or "My professor said....," all of her positions were almost exactly the same as Erics. So the whole notion that there was some kind of huge difference based upon party affiliation is simply asinine.
Furthermore; perhaps if the Democrats really do want to politicize that race they should choose a candidate with a little more real world expierence than just a few internships. Get real people, Janneke has plenty of potential but no expierence!

As for the assertion that the Democrats who endorsed Eric would have endorsed Janneke if they knew she was running. Fat chance! Thos people (Ralph Becker, Frank Pignanelli, Paula Julander, etc.) knew full well that there would be a Democratic candidate. These people endorsed Eric because they know he was the better candidate. It's that simple. People can always change their endorsements, so I find it funny that none of these people did that, considering they had all the time in the world to do so.

Sorry House people, you ran a valliant effort, but we won. Perhaps there really is more to politics than what party you belong to. Like integrity, honesty, expierence, and a clear vision of the future.

11/23/2005 01:47:00 PM  

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