Monday, March 3, 2014

Mayoral update

Well, at least they did wait until the body was cold before the politiking started.  Guess we should be thankful for such good manners.  JJ received several  reports of  polls that were conducted yesterday concerning the upcoming special election.


The first one is somewhat generic in nature.  The caller asks "do you live in Jackson", mentions the death of the mayor, then asks if the person receiving the call is likely to vote in the election.  The second poll states 9-10 candidates. The usual suspects are mentioned: Harvey, Junior, Lee, Quinn, Yarber, Peggy, Kenneth Stokes, Chokwe Junior, Quentin Whitwell, and John Horhn. 

What is the Kingfish hearing? The Kingfish is hearing they are all thinking.  No one will probably announce until after the funeral this weekend.  Although a date has not been decided, local political knucklehead Pete Perry (;-))  told JJ that at least 45 days were required due to the laws concerning absentee ballots and then more time is probably needed due to a qualifying date.

Here is the scuttlebutt that is changing literally every few hours.  The Chokwe crowd wants to back his son.  Keep in mind they have jobs and plans at stake so they want someone who will not change a thing.  The Bennie machine is leaning towards Junior.  However, Junior might want Bennie's seat when he finally retires.  Keep in mind Bennie held fund-raisers for Junior and Stamps last year.  The one thing missing is Chokwe's charisma.  The two junior's don't have it. They've also vacillated between these two and Regina Quinn.  JJ received several reports that a meeting was held at city hall Tuesday night.  Those present were John Walker (Bennie's best friend), Ms. Quinn, Sonaris Green, Precious Martin, and others.  Keep in mind Ms. Quinn was backed by Robert Graham and his group when she ran for Mayor.

Several people told this correspondent over the weekend that Mr. Whitwell is entertaining a run.  That rumor is all over the street.  The thinking is he gets the white vote (20% of the electorate) which might be enough to put him in a runoff. Then in a runoff if he can get some help from some black political leaders, he can somehow eke out a win.  Then there is Hohrn. His name keeps popping up more and more.  However, he probably can not raise money as he did in his 2007 run and the details of that DUI arrest are going to hurt him. Not just hurt him, they subject him to widespread ridicule. 

Harvey. The three-time champ.  He has the machine, probably some money left over, and no charismatic opponent with a following as Lumumba or Melton had.  However, this observer thinks if he continues his "there is nothing wrong with Jackson" line, he will get beat. Again.  Yarber is thinking about it as well.  Stokes's name may be thrown around in polls yet there has been no word that he is even thinking about running.  However, numerous reports are young Lee is chomping at the bit.  Not hard to blame him.  He made the runoff. The man who beat him passed. However, the question for Lee is can he raise substantial amounts of money from the business community? Its a business community that is being dunned to support Thad.  What can he do to shake the, lets just say it, snowflake image the Bennie crowd smeared him with during the campaign?  Did he learn some lessons from Darrel McQuirter when he received the same treatment? Time will tell.

Stay tuned.  JJ will try to keep you updated as more credible information becomes available.

44 comments:

Anonymous said...

Voter fatigue is the most likely mayoral candidate. One candidate is voter sympathy for Chokwe Antar. The dark horse candidate is voter disgust at the opportunist (read any seating council member, former candidate, county officeholder, or Bennie anointed candidate). The special mayoral election will be a dud regardless of the excitement of the political class and media.

Anonymous said...

Junior as in Preister?

Anonymous said...

Antar took the death of his mother very hard. Even though the death of the father is the most psychologically stirring event in a man's life according to Jung, I expect the grieving son take courage from the Almighty and put himself before the voter. He will find his own voice and the people's favor. I pray for his success.

Anonymous said...

8:37 I am very sorry for Antar's loss of his mother. And of his father. But to 'pray for his success' (I assume you are asking for his success in a run for Mayor) is questionable. What has been his success at anything else? What has he done on his own, other than being the son of the now dead Mayor? Best I can tell he has even less personal success, or involvement in the community, than the 'other Junior'. I will pray for his success at some personal accomplishment before he comes and asks me to hand him the keys to the tax receipts, err city.

Anonymous said...

None of this matters until the mayor's MUDERER is brought to justice.

Anonymous said...

I pray that the grieving son with exhibit the courage of his father and decline from running and support who he truly believes has the same love for people that Chokwe possessed and the experience and skill-set needed to keep moving Jackson forward.

If Antar is a man of wisdom and principle like his father, he won't get caught up with ego and succum to the will of a self-serving political machine.

Antar knows who his father believed to be the best person to continue the fight to restore Jackson as a City united; and now is the time to Man Up!

Anonymous said...

Please let Stokes be the next mayor. Please let Stokes be the next mayor.

Anonymous said...

Are any of the poll results available? Or were they destroyed because the results were not what they who commissioned polls hoped to see?

Anonymous said...

Priester isn't running.

Anonymous said...

What are these people "thinking"?

Anonymous said...

Pretty obvious Regina Quinn acolytes are jumping on JJ mayor survey--CLEARLY an attempt to move public opinion--there is NO WAY she wud have that kinda support from typical JJ readers!!

Anonymous said...

I am going to vote for Allen Thompson.

Anonymous said...

I believe City officials will try to slow walk the election date so it is held after the Jackson Rising Conference on May 2-4. It's their best hope to get some momentum behind the candidate who will keep them in their new jobs. Otherwise, it's back to Detroit and New York.

Anonymous said...

Quinn people wud try to rig a pole--just a warm-up to rigging an election--voter ID anyone? Anyone?

Anonymous said...

RE: 11:17 AM... Delbert said voted ID won't be in place until after this special election, which is unfortunate. Plus the black crows from the black cockeye are clucking and flapping their wings trying to interfere with it's implication.

Johnny Weir said...

I like old Frank Melton. Wish he'd run again. If not him Bert Case.

Anonymous said...

People are so quick to develop conspiracy theories. We've gone from Stokes alledging murder and now to jambalaya readers alledging voter tampering and poll rigging!!

I believe that even the JJ readers realize that Quinn is the only person of this rag-tag group considering a bid for Mayor that deserves to be in the race.

As badly as some would love to have Jonathan as Mayor, that possibility is so remote that he should not have been listed in the JJ Poll. The same holds true for Horhn, Graham, and Harvey.

I guess we just want to create drama to be entertained, because you can't honestly believe some of things we say here.

Anonymous said...

BINGO!! Quinn acolyte took da bait!! My GUESS is they're tring to stack poll to discourage Lee from making run. I voted for and supported Lee and he showed he is not ready for prime time--Quinn people don't need to rig poll--

Anonymous said...

"I like old Frank Melton. Wish he'd run again. If not him Bert Case."

Um, you do know Frank passed away?

Anonymous said...

The only folks interested in rigging this poll are the racially-motivated, young, white republican males who fear their continuing slide from political and economic glory. The Ole South may never die, but it is certainly fading away. White women, we are tired of being tied down to sexist relationships and marriages, and tied of living for the benefit of a new suit from Highland Village, children in private schools with ridiculous tuition and mediocre academic results, and a husband who cheats with anything with blond hair, blue eyes, and a slim waistline sporting Ole Miss shorts at the gym, while we stay home, or work full-time jobs to help support the 4-Br, 3Ba house that the you cannot afford, and brag about to our Ole Miss and State friends, then do homework with the kids after taking them to tennis, piano and ballet,then cook and clean your house for your Ole Boy, Ole South lifestyle. And then we have to worry about staying slim, starving ourselves to death to keep your wandering eye from the little girl at the gym. We are tired of being used to no benefit of our own. Black people are tired of waiting at the bus stop for your undocumented house jobs, and serving on a food line. It's time for a plan that moves Jackson into the 21st Century with jobs, new streets, and nice, affordable housing. We want strong, competitive schools that attract good jobs to our area. We also want a relationship with the State of Mississippi and the U.S. Congress that doesn't involve kissing the ring of Bishop Bennie, Cardinal Bryant and Pope Wicker. The best man for this job, may actually be a woman. Go Regina!

Anonymous said...

March 3, 2014 at 1:13 PM = Jackassery challenged JJreader

Kingfish said...

Antar is the younger brother of Niknar.

Kingfish said...

If any of them are going to base a candidacy on an internet poll, then he or she does not need to run for office.

Anonymous said...

1:18 PM you failed to mention that we usually look for bigger, or at least perkier, boobs and tighter asses too!

Anonymous said...

Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't Regina Quinn file for bankruptcy TWICE and then try to spin that as a good thing?

"And you want to be my latex salesman."

Burke said...

Other than that, 1:18, how's it going for you?

Anonymous said...

"None of this matters until the mayor's MUDERER is brought to justice. "

Colonel Mustard.

In the study.

With a candleabra.

As for 1:18 - if I was married to her I'd cheat too!

Anonymous said...

It's time for a plan that moves Jackson into the 21st Century with jobs, new streets, and nice, affordable housing.

You got one?

Oh, and the money it will take?

Anonymous said...

As a matter of fact, I DO have a plan that moves Jackson into the 21st century!

Do you?

And YES, I do have a plan to raise the money without raising taxes!

Do you?

But why would I make my ideas public? So that your rigged-up candidate Jonathan Lee can copy cat me like he was a copy cat of Regina during the public debates?

Whatever she said in one debate that got attention, he would just parrot her in the next.

When she wins I will share my ideas with Ms.Quinn. I may be blond-from-a-bottle, but I am smart!

Anonymous said...

What I find most intriguing about the Jackson Jambalaya poll is that De'Keither Stamps got so few votes and that Kenney Stokes got so many!

Anonymous said...

U GOTTA be kidding me--we need a plan that gets us into the 20th Century!!!! This starry -eyed kumbaya BS is a distraction from reality!!

Anonymous said...

It's on! April 8th with if needed runoff 2 wks later... filing deadline March 19...

Anonymous said...

LEE people haven't learned their lesson, he may make it to the general but he won't win. Put your money and support behind somebody who can carry a general election. Regina Quinn! He will be beat because of the same connections he had last time. Anybody who faces him will win when bennie steps in. Yall will be wasting money and votes with LEE.

Anonymous said...

What about a Regina Quinn backed race by Chokwe Jr.?

Anonymous said...

"But why would I make my ideas public? "

Uh, so people might take you seriously? Just sayin' - peroxide kills brain cells, you know.

Anonymous said...

Quinn backed by Chokwe Jr. would be the winning ticket.

I'm glad someone had the guts to put it out there...other than me, because I am a Quinn acolyte(I thank fellow blogger for expanding my vocabulary).

Anonymous said...

Regina is a carpet-bagging moron. And that's being kind.

Anonymous said...

6:17 - You really had never heard the word acolyte before?

Anonymous said...

lariat--all hat and no cattle---Regina -- all mane and tail!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for those kind words about Regina Quinn.

I don't understand the carpet-bagging label, because she is a Jacksonian. I don't understand the moron label, because her education, experience and presentation clearly say otherwise.

What is your beef? You are apparently upset because she exercised reason and coviction in support the person she felt would make the better mayor--Chokwe Lumumba.

If that makes her a moron, I guess I am too!


Anonymous said...

1:18

I am pretty sure I haven't seen that much venom spewed since I had to watch my sister in law try to eat a rat.

You need to take your 3.2 kids to your mothers tonight.

Call your employer and tell him what he already knows - you are bat shit crazy and you need to "take some time."

Drive immediately to Whitfield and proceed to break into the place. Ram the door with your 08 ML 350. If that doesn't work....just talk for 9 minutes to a guard..any guard...you will soon be escorted to your newly padded home. Now I realize it's in Niknar....but crazy bitches cannot be choosers.

As the sedatives start to take effect, lean out your window/bars and stare at the pretty golf course...and look closely...that's your husband...on the tee box...and it looks like he's shanked one dead right...into a trailer park...where he's going to play the real back nine.

Good night

Anonymous said...

7:31-I had never heard or seen the word acolyte before, and I thought I was somewhat of a wordsmith. Ha! But I have it and will make good use of it.

Anonymous said...

9:36,

Thank you for your advice to 1:18! While it was truly amusing, that lady needs to understand that she needs professional help if she is not currently getting it.

Your comment will be cemented forever in JJ Jackassery Folklore! LMAO

Anonymous said...

Here's another vocabulary word for the obvious Quinn plants on this board:

Subtlety.

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