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Sounds like a good theme but where are the candidates ?
This week I will be attending a judicial seminar out of town and my computer access will be limited.
The incumbent is sure to run and his announcement will probably coincide with some event at city hall to take advantage of the political imagery.
Contrary to what one alderman has suggested most candidates are now waiting for the mayor to announce which means that the hopefuls will wait until the December 1st date to start circulating nomination papers.
The potential names out there are city hall insiders who have the ability to act like candidates while keeping their real intentions to themselves. Good, but old strategy.
It is my guess that the business community and civic leaders will have their own ideas of a candidate.
The talk is that the next mayor must be competent, independent and fiscally responsible.
Whatever the case may be it looks like a primary election is on the looming closer so that name identification and issue orientation will give a challenger a good start.
When the new budget is announced by the city leaders the politics of bashing begins to take hold and bad ideas become bad politics.
In the meantime, relax and enjoy.