This has got to be a pseudonym, but these comments are spot on. Some are comments I have alluded to in this blog and a couple are points that I haven't even thought of:
From the Hickory Daily Record on Sunday, August 26, 2012:
I have a few questions regarding the referendum on Sept. 18: Why is the movement to defeat this referendum spearheaded by incumbent city council members and city leaders? What are our city council members so worried about? Do they not serve each of their wards well enough to get re-elected by the voters they represent? How is it not a conflict of interest for people such as our honorable Mayor Wright, and council members Jill Patton and Bruce Meisner to contribute money to a campaign to defeat the measure? Why wasn’t everyone in her ward asked to attend the meeting arranged by Sally Fox at Patrick Beaver Library a few weeks ago so she could inform us as to why we are better off voting against this measure?
Instead, it was only for people who have contributed to her campaign, many of them not from her ward. Why are we paying $50,000 for a special election, when the mayor has stated that the council could vote to enact the true ward system?
Of course, he also stated that the city council could not vote to enact the true ward system. So which one is it? Do we have a mayor that is incompetent or dishonest?
According to his Facebook page, Mayor Wright supports voting no on Sept. 18, because he wants to prevent “crackpots” from being elected to the city council. Why would a mayor use such an ugly word to describe his own constituents?
I think we know who the “crackpots” are Mr. Mayor, thanks to you and the city council.
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