Where's The Message?
On his campaign website, Cliff Lyon (campaign manager for Janneke House) criticized Councilman Jergensen because he didn't launch into a speech against the Iraq War. Instead, at a debate on District 3 issues, Councilman Jergensen said, "That position, that I have, will never be relevant." Which is very true. But it really makes sense for Cliff Lyon to move the campaign in this direction. It's the only direction left for him. After all, the Janneke House "Issues" page reads remarkably like Councilman Jergensen's "Issues" page but with fewer details. This of course is not surprising if you listened to the KCPW debate where Janneke House's responses were summaries of Councilman Jergensen's responses but again with fewer details. So if you're a campaign manager with no real meat against your opponent and nothing really exciting about your own candidate, it makes sense to make grand insinuations about your opponenets religion (that mysteriously don't apply to your candidate of the same religion). And if you're really feeling the pressure, start talking about Iraq.