Sunday, May 24, 2009
Incredible But True: Kenya McKnight Is Still Running Against Don Samuels...
You wouldn't know it from her campaign website--which still makes reference to the "upcoming" 5th Ward DFL Convention, which happened FOREVER AGO--but Kenya McKnight is still running against veteran Council Member Don Samuels.
Come to think of it, you wouldn't know from...
...her Facebook campaign page, either, which hasn't been updated in a while.
Really, you have to wonder how somebody who can't run a free Facebook page somehow expects to help run a major metropolitan area, but reality has never been (reportedly) Kenya's strong point. (Queen of England...cough cough...secretly controlling elections...cough)
Anyway, here's the proof that reports of Kenya getting a sudden case of common sense are GREATLY exaggerated: McKnight and Samuels made a dual appearance a couple weeks ago at the Harrison Neighborhood Annual Meeting. Kenya came along with Jerry Moore, former JACC director, who appears to be her campaign manager in all but public admission.
Kenya made a speech saying she's "disappointed" in the way the North Side has been run for the past few years. Kenya McKnight finds the leadership "inadequate" and says things are not done right. It's time for a change, blah blah blah.
Kenya closed with her really odd, silly line which she tries to pass off as a catchy campaign slogan. Why Kenya McKnight? Why not?
Here's some free advice, Kenya. There's a difference between a campaign slogan versus some kind of daily affirmation you do in front of the mirror to make yourself get up in the morning. All of us can look in a mirror and tell ourselves we're good enough, smart enough, and dog-gone-it, we deserve to hold high office. And you might convince that person in the mirror.
But the problem is you have to convince EVERYBODY ELSE, and it's NOT WORKING.
Conventional wisdom is that unless Don Samuels gets arrested for a sex crime, he's going to win this election rather easily.
And, believe it or not, the Don Samuels people are HOLDING BACK because they FEEL SORRY for Kenya, who is just a pawn of the Jerry Moore/Al McFarlane/Ben Myers crowd.