Wednesday, August 19, 2015
BY FAR, DAVID FOX IS THE SMARTEST, MOST CAPABLE AND EXPERIENCED MAYORIAL CANDIDATE GOING INTO THE SEPTEMBER 10 ELECTION.
He should win by a landslide.
Unfortunately, Nashville has become a big, very liberal city that's outrunning itself in dealing with unimaginable traffic, billions in unfunded liabilities and decaying sewer and other infrastracture. Fox is a businessman and fiscal conservative who wants to deal with these unsexy problems. He has the West Nashville, business and conservative vote. But will it be enough?
Fox does not have uber-liberal developers like Mike Shmerling with whom I am currently in litigation. Shmerling is other mayoral candidate Megan Barry's darling fair-haired boy.
Megan Barry is a protege of our present big spending Mayor Karl Dean. She's a marvelous public speaker (good delivery, scary message), and promises every resident of Nashville all kinds of new entitlements (as her guy uber-Shmerling chomps at the bit). Her politics are to the left of Nancy Pelosi. Many people I talk to think she would be a true disaster for Nashville, not to mention Nashville's finances and credit ratings down the road. But she doesn't care about any of that. She's got much of the black, and all of the feminist and LGBT vote. She also has much of the radical environmental vote.
Megan whines that she's for prosperity and that Fox is for austerity. But that's not true: Fox is for a level of sustained prosperity that can stay more constant during down financial times as well as good--so that the highs and lows are less disruptive during recessions that inevitably come with the economic cycles.
David has his work cut out for him in the last few weeks before election day on September 10. He's not a great public speaker and needs to find a fine debate coach PDQ. If not, he will lose the next debates and the election. But almost everyone I know and respect, including me, is supporting Fox big time.
David, get thee to the finest debate coach money can buy and quickly. If all else fails, call Donald Trump.
Posted by Webutante at 3:58:00 PM