Real Problems In The Sandbox Vs. Printy's Political Posturing

Bryan Dubois
Mar 23, 2010

In order to run a successful campaign, a challenger must convince the public that either an encumbent caused a problem - or failed to fix a problem.  In the case of Sandusky, creating those circumstances is not difficult:  The incumbents are, on a daily basis giving the public reasons to vote for challengers:

Take today's newspaper for example:

So Sandusky is now approving the idea of sending Sandusky tax dollars elsewhere?   Does the public need to be reminded who started this ball rolling?  The appointed incumbent Bob "The Bull" Warner primed the Haag contract termination talk with his ridiculous claim that the Haag's were "running the city into ground."

We had a podcast ready to launch on this site about the incumbents vs. the challengers in Sandusky, but at this point, highlighting disapproval of the incumbents feels like beating up on an unarmed men.

A different dynamic exists in Perkins township - where nothing tabloid newsworthy is happening these days.  But in the newspaper business, if there's no turmoil happening - all a reporter must do is create some:

In this case, incumbent trustee Tim Coleman says that Printy's claim is pure political posturing:

 

Indeed, since Perkins township hired a new chief not a single instance of turmoil has occurred - which is why the township hasn't grabbed any headlines lately.  The trustees had a job to do, and they did it.  That's not much of a story for a newspaper, but it's good for the citizens who live here.

Comments

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Warner says that the Haag's are going to run the city into the ground, so he has them terminated at the "savings" of around $17,000. He doesn't think that his change order for the paint on the underpass at the cost of $30,000 is doing even more to run it into the ground. WOW,  What a genius!  I have asked this before, and I will ask it again. WHO APPOINTED THIS GUY TO THE COMMISSION? I saw the results of the last election he ran in, and he was not even close to winning a seat on the commission, but Stahl seems to think he was commissioner material? They both need to go!

Karl Hungus-Mr....

at this point, highlighting disapproval of the incumbents feels like beating up on an unarmed men

 

Even so, I think that Stahl has a serious chance of being in the top 3 come election day.  I think that if they voted right now he would be in.

 

Bryan Dubois

Pardon me for asking but I would very much like to sample whatever you're on - because it must be good!

Karl Hungus-Mr....

I am serious.  The more I talk to people around here the more I think that Stahl has a serious chance.  I wish it was not true, but I am afraid that he will be number two or three in the vote total. 

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Not that anyone cares, but here are my predictions: Nuesse, Cole and Hamilton in the order of most votes received.

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Not that anyone cares, but here are my predictions: Nuesse, Cole and Hamilton in the order of most votes received.