Of course there is an anti Ravenstahl tide throughout much of the Burghosphere. And who can blame us, when the kid keeps making mistakes on a fairly big scale. Some of the mistakes are his refusing to talk about other mistakes And its not like I have looked closely at it, but someone mentioned he apparently keeps saying that other people “know they’re wrong”. If true, that’s not a good trait, it shows a fundamental misunderstanding of about 90% of human nature (yeah, I am fairly there is a group of about ten percent of people, including me, who do know they’re wrong).
I doubt there are many Republicans who troll the Burghosphere, but they saw the results of the election, they saw the upsets of newcomers against incumbents. Sure, the primary is all about the democrats, but maybe some voters are ready to be pealed off. So Mark DeSantis got on the ballot and Glenn Meakam went to talk at the African American Chamber of Congress. I wish I had a transcript of Meakam’s speech. I gather he talked a lot about education, as well as drawing some parallels between the region’s economic woes and the street violence in Homewood. Kind of easy targets, but its not clear to me that he is interested in businesses that would help in Homewood at all. It’s a long way from Sewickley to Homewood and I don’t think many who make the trip stay very long. I was trying to read up on Meakam and saw a mention of educational charities involving charter, cyber and perhaps parochial schools. So Meakam could probably help Pittsburgh Promise out a lot, but he would rather undermine public education as it exists today.
DeSantis could have the advantage the President currently has. That advantage is, if you know most of the city is against you no matter what, you can talk about anything. I will have to listen to the podcast of his interview on the “Busman’s Holiday”. I read somewhere that the Republican’s kept DeSantis’s write in campaign largely a secret because the Mayor’s people could find enough reliable Republican’s to write in Luke’s name on the Republican ballot, because the write in candidate who gets the most write in votes gets the official nod.
A random thought, the PG and most news services did *not* carry any information on Thursday’s transit rally. I looked and confirmed that on the PG website.
Yeah, its true, this post has more stuff than usual that I can't substantiate.
Tired. Goin’ to bed, perchance to sleep.