Sunday, April 23, 2017

Open thread on the Mayor's race

We are going into the home stretch of the Mayor's race.  We will be covering it from now until the final ballots are cast.  Consider this post to be an open thread for your to comment on the election. Fire away. 

43 comments:

Anonymous said...

Corinthian Sanders for Mayor!

Anonymous said...

What a joke!

Anonymous said...

Who cares? If we could just get a Stuckey's in Madison we'd be perfect and I wouldn't have to go to Hattiesburg for vacation.

Anonymous said...

Having trouble deciding - either the Donut Man or the body paint, stripper man. Think I'm getting too old to fully enjoy the benefits that Yarber's crew can give us, so I'll go for full Mississippi double X, rather than the X-rated. Donut Man for me.

Anonymous said...

I live in Belhaven neighborhood and I work downtown. Here is how I rank the top five candidates for mayor:
1. Horhn
2. Crudup
3. Graham
4. Yarber
5. Lumumba

Should Lumumba make the runoff I will vote for the other candidate, even if it is Yarber.

Anonymous said...

3:32 is on to something - I know it's vacation when I see a Stuckey's...and who doesn't like vacation??

Anonymous said...

Jackson is done for the same reason most other Democrat controlled cities are done - greed of the leaders. No one runs so they can do what's best for the city. They run so they can get their hands in the pie.

Anonymous said...

If I can get my hands in the pie, I run...away.

Anonymous said...

5:47 -- agree, these crooks play long(ish) ball though, they let contracts to friends while they are in office then get hired as consultants or mentors when their term is finished - the Big Payback!

The same scam (with although with a little different flavor) is run throughout state government, the gaming commission hired their former director of investigations back as a consultant when the guy they promoted couldn't figure out how to do the job -- this has been going on for several years.

Good work if you can get/keep it -- the key is keep things just screwed up enough that they have to keep you around to fix it next year...

Anonymous said...

I'll vote for whoever gives Ginger a hug

Anonymous said...

Graham is the pick

Crudup never held any public office before

Lumumba will use the office for higher office

Yarber had his chance, but was more interested in seeing how many notches he could add to his belt.

Horhn is an ego maniac, a jerk - he would be like Yarber, use the office for easy access to women


Anonymous said...

Reelect Mary, Gene and Arnel.

Anonymous said...

Jake Windham Mayor for Pearl

Anonymous said...

Is HEMP LADY in the lineup? I spotted her, I think, on TV, on a panel of MayorITORIAL candidates, interacting with Jackson school children.

If Gwendolyn Chapman (aka 'Hemp Lady') is a candidate, I don't know why anybody's talking about the other candidates. She'd keep Jackson in the news. Her last campaign got international coverage. Chapman's 'Dissolve & Repel Theory' truly transcends all known science.

My second choice would be Corinthian Sanders, of course - but only because I love saying "Corinthian".

Anonymous said...

A vote for John horhn is a vote for Lumumba, it will be part 2 of Lumumba and Lee contest.. vote graham

Anonymous said...

Just what is the higher office that Lumumba aspires?

Anonymous said...

Whoever wins has to raise taxes by 25% and water rates by another 100%. (Water rates effectively doubled with the new billing system already).

Good luck!

Anonymous said...

5:47 - Looks like the GOP and our current president are using the same playbook as the Democrats you mention. Perhaps politicians in general are in the game for the money - looks like that is the American Way!

Anonymous said...

@6:24. I'll take my chances with Horhn over Graham any day! I wish Lee would consider running. I would cast my vote for him again. I can't blame him for not wanting to run, but he would bring some class and intellect to this clown car full of candidates. Besides, I'm hearing consistently that Antar has done all he can do. Graham or Horhn will beat him in a run off and Horhn is easily the lesser of the two evils.

Anonymous said...

Hohrn wont make it to the runoff, Graham will probably make it with yarber a close second, whoever makes will lose the Lumumba period!

Anonymous said...

It's either Crudup or Graham at the moment.

I'll not be voting for any incumbent, though. Total fail on this Council.

Indignant Jacksonian said...

Does no one but me remember the trouble Graham got into several years ago while still at JPD, running a private business while on duty and blatantly violating copyright laws, repacking another private business's training materials and certificates under his own name? He finally settled with the state auditor on the on-duty time after forever saying he'd done nothing wrong and never worked while on duty? Unfortunately, the other business never pressed charges for copyright infringement. The man has no concept of ethics.

Anonymous said...

I'll rearrange a bit, April 23, 2017 at 4:59 PM ...
1. Horhn
2. Lumumba
3. Graham
4. Crudup
5. Yarber


Land O' Kush said...

Lumumba will win because there are too many residents of this city who consider a "big payback" to be a sufficient reason to elect someone.

He's a one-termer, to be sure, because he'll ignore all the mundane things like paving roads, fixing the water/sewer system, and balancing the budget. Instead, he'll focus on building a "human rights city" and a parade of race hustlers and far left fringe types will trot through to kiss his ring (or more likely, he'll kiss theirs).

By the time he's through, the roads will be gravel and the city will look like Port-au-Prince on a good day. By that time, the residents will be sick of race hustling rhetoric and will vote him out.

Damage will be done, though. Mark my words.

Anonymous said...

Antar is the most intelligent and ethical. Jackson voters have been fooled too many times to go for another clown.

Anonymous said...

My vote goes to Monroe Jackson/ He runs a business, pays SS & other taxes, makes payroll. A business man JUST LIKE MR. TRUMP !

Anonymous said...

3:11 is dead on. Lumumba has one goal: Elevation of his race specifically at the expense of the Jackson minority. His father was old enough / seasoned enough to know the extent to which he could go in achieving that same goal; however, BabyChok doesn't possess that same level of restraint. Anyone who doesn't believe that, given the opportunity, BabyChok would have the Jackson minority picking cotton the day after his inauguration has got their head in the sand.

Anonymous said...

My prediction:

Horhn will get most of the white vote.
Graham will not get many votes.
Crudup may be a dark horse.
Yarber will get more votes than polls show.
Lumumba will lead primary but lose in the general.

exjxnres said...

It does not matter which one gets elected. Jackson is so far gone now, I am not sure it can ever recover unless the Federal Government steps in and takes over management of funding and collection of taxes. It is REALLY BAD if the federal government can do a better job than the local government.
Sad, so sad, to see a once great city in the state of disrepair that exists now. Crime is out of control, and it seems that no-one really cares enough to do anything about it.

Anonymous said...

7:46 You nailed IT (TOO)

Anonymous said...

Jackson has too many fires blazing. Add in some Saul Alinksy "burn this mutha down"
Ferguson, MO attitudes and yeah it can get worse. Chaos theory before your very eyes if Lumumba gets elected. "What can go wrong will go wrong usually at the worst possible time."

I pray I'm wrong about that.



Anonymous said...

Jackson has more problems than a math book! The mayor is nonessential at this point. #Bozo the Clown

Plain ol' Catfish said...

@ April 24, 2017 at 7:42 AM - "Just what is the higher office that Lumumba aspires?"

Benny Thompson's congressional seat

Plain ol' Catfish said...

Check it out - Robert Graham out there on Ridgewood and Briarwood getting that section paved, he's really trying to become Mayor

Anonymous said...

Sorry, 7:43 PM, Mr. Monroe is a nice man who makes a mighty fine donut, but can't run a business.

Avery Jackson said...

Corinthian Sanders for Mayor, a Centrist-Libertarian, but the Son of Jackson. I would risk my vote for this young man with a vision and sound principles over the party pundits. June 6, 2017, vote Corinthian Sanders for the next Mayor of Jackson and dump the Democrats. www.facebook.com/corinthianformayor

Sethi Patel said...

I can't take Jason Wells serious but Corinthian Sanders, I said wasn't going vote for another preacher, but this young mayor is a man after God's heart and truly love his city.

Anonymous said...

A vote for Graham the legend is a vote FOR the future of Hinds County!

Anonymous said...

Sadly, these are our offerings in our fair city. It will be a first time for me to not vote in ANY election since voting age, it's so terrible. Ward options are dang near poor too! Tyrone Hendricks? What's up man? Why are you NOT running again? This is a mere microcosm of what the national election, this year, has become. A whopping joke.

Krystal Mcadory said...

A joke is not voting and using the tired JOKE card as your excuse to not vote...You is the reason why Jackson and alot of urban centers are terrible, you don't vote but be the first person to B&^$h about problems and the administration. Have you tried any of the 16 candidates? Have you talked with any of them? Why you didn't run since you knew who was running well before the March 3 deadline? At least they are considerate in putting their lives up for service so people like you can gloat in misery. Get Over Yourself.

Anonymous said...

I'm for Chokwe Lumumba for Jackson and Gene McGee for Ridgeland. McGee/board of alderman have had a couple of missteps this last term (apartments downsizing lawsuit fiasco; costco), but overall he's led Ridgeland pretty well for 20 plus years.

Horhn has run for mayor several times and has never had enough to get to the run-off, much less the mayor's office. Doubt that changes.

I don't really care for Graham as a county supervisor, much less as Mayor of Jackson.

Wasn't there another businessman who was supposed to run for Jackson Mayor? What happened to him? He must have decided not to run or dropped out?

John Hardy said...

The only candidate that makes practical sense, has a diverse professional and private sector acumen is Corinthian Sanders, though he's a libertarian, I think his plan for Jackson is what's right for our Capital City, anyone else would be another pun to destroy Jackson. Skip the vote May 2 and Vote June 6 for Corinthian Sanders.

Anonymous said...

Good lord, do Jackson voters not speak English anymore?
Looks like Corinthian's brothers Doric and Ionic posted some comments here...

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