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Re: Mayor John Cranley
« Reply #70 on: December 03, 2012, 06:17:21 AM »
Wonder how he feels about the parking privatization.

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« Reply #71 on: December 03, 2012, 11:27:26 AM »
I think Cranley will be a formidable opponent.  He will have an endorsement from The Enquirer, nonstop support from 700wlw/55krc, The NAACP, and Tea Party Groups. 

He will run solely on the streetcar argument which has become a victim to so many lies, mistruths, and hostility.

Dr McFooty Wenstrup had all of those going for him and lost to Mallory, who hardly even campaigned.

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« Reply #72 on: December 03, 2012, 12:39:59 PM »
Hardly comparable. Wenstrop at the time was a no body, not an 8 year Councilmember who was incredibly popular and once what the most votes, then 2 years later was 3 votes short. Heck. Wenstrop was a no body and got 45% of the vote.

But now we're legitimately off topic...


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« Reply #73 on: December 03, 2012, 11:14:22 PM »
>Heck. Wenstrop was a no body and got 45% of the vote.

Wenstrup was a Republican and so got the votes of people voting a straight Republican ticket.  Cranley and Qualls are both Democrats. 

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« Reply #74 on: December 04, 2012, 03:04:32 AM »
>Heck. Wenstrop was a no body and got 45% of the vote.

Wenstrup was a Republican and so got the votes of people voting a straight Republican ticket.  Cranley and Qualls are both Democrats. 

Do both candidates get to put a "(D)" next to their name, or does the Democratic party get to pick one to endorse? If so, could Qualls potentially have Charter and Democrat endorsements while Cranley is forced to run as an independent?

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« Reply #75 on: December 04, 2012, 03:14:06 AM »
I'm not sure of the details, but the election was only among registered voters in the downtown precincts. The election wasn't city-wide.

Clarification: The vote was to create a special assessment district, so only people registered to vote within the proposed district voted.

Interesting.  I wonder if something similiar might be possible in Cincinnati.  Basically, if uptown wants their connector bad enough, they could vote for funding it without angering other neighborhoods who don't see the direct benefit of better transit.
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Re: Mayor John Cranley
« Reply #76 on: December 04, 2012, 04:47:29 AM »
Do both candidates get to put a "(D)" next to their name, or does the Democratic party get to pick one to endorse? If so, could Qualls potentially have Charter and Democrat endorsements while Cranley is forced to run as an independent?

Only one will win the September 13 primary.
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« Reply #77 on: December 04, 2012, 05:58:51 AM »
I thought it was an non-partisan primary.. meaning depending on who else ran, we could end up with Qualls and Cranley on the Mayoral ticket, just like we had Mallory and Pepper 8 years ago.
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« Reply #78 on: December 04, 2012, 07:16:58 AM »
There is no primary if only two candidates register.  Those two candidates can be of any affiliation.  Once a third candidate appears, there must be a primary.  Our friend Jason Haap aka The Dean of Cincinnati played this stunt back in 2009.  At the last moment he withdrew his application, and we were spared the spectacle of a primary. 

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« Reply #79 on: December 04, 2012, 09:25:52 AM »
Speaking of which...
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« Reply #80 on: December 04, 2012, 03:03:42 PM »
Wow.  Some of us remember his first website, where he recorded love songs to Alicia Reece and had photos of himself in the cap & gown around town.  It was completely ridiculous. 

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« Reply #81 on: December 04, 2012, 04:43:28 PM »
Oh please, somebody buy it. This looks like a ripe time for the return of the Provost.

On a related note, $20 says the Enquirer won't be printing newspapers when the streetcar opens for revenue service.
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« Reply #82 on: December 05, 2012, 01:12:26 AM »
that site had potential - too bad the owner was an a$$h0le.
I have no doubt Jim Berns will get enough signatures to get a primary going.
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« Reply #83 on: December 05, 2012, 04:38:54 AM »
Qualls record on crime is pretty amazing. As mayor, crime fell over 50% on her watch.

1992 (year before she became mayor) 5,793
1999 (last year as mayor) 2,491


Source: FBI UCR, Total Violent Crime.

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« Reply #84 on: December 05, 2012, 07:54:58 AM »
^ Wasn't there a considerable crime drop across the country in the 90s? I am not sure Qualls can own that considering she was a weak mayor. On the other hand, if crime shot up during her tenure, it would probably get thrown in her face - so I suppose she might as well take credit.

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« Reply #85 on: December 05, 2012, 03:03:50 PM »
The Beacon is back, bitches!

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« Reply #86 on: December 05, 2012, 03:09:34 PM »
^ Looks like it's still down to me. And up for sale.

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« Reply #87 on: December 05, 2012, 03:15:29 PM »
It's erratically up and down.  Like Haap's blood sugar after a ho-ho binge.

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Re: Mayor John Cranley
« Reply #88 on: December 13, 2012, 12:43:36 AM »
Cranley on 500 this morning saying $72 million "goes unaccounted for" every year out of Cincinnati's $380 million budget.  Blames the streetcar.

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Re: Mayor John Cranley
« Reply #89 on: December 13, 2012, 01:00:36 AM »
Cranley on 500 this morning saying $72 million "goes unaccounted for" every year out of Cincinnati's $380 million budget.  Blames the streetcar.

He also blamed the streetcar for the civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Drew Stubbs strikeout total in 2012

#thingsjohncranleyblamesthestreetcaron
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« Reply #90 on: December 13, 2012, 03:55:42 AM »
Replace Obama with "streetcar" here:


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« Reply #91 on: December 14, 2012, 09:33:21 AM »
Cranley's budget numbers analysed by City Bleat

"So how viable are Cranley’s ideas? In a memo, Dohoney’s office responded."

http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/blog-4264-fact_check_cranleys_very_easy_budget_plan.html
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« Reply #92 on: December 14, 2012, 10:33:16 AM »
^ Wasn't there a considerable crime drop across the country in the 90s? I am not sure Qualls can own that considering she was a weak mayor. On the other hand, if crime shot up during her tenure, it would probably get thrown in her face - so I suppose she might as well take credit.
Just want to know why you consider Qualls a weak mayor--wasn't she one of the most popular and progressive Cincinnati mayors of recent times?   :? 

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« Reply #93 on: December 14, 2012, 10:41:43 AM »
^the way she achieved mayorhship made her a "weak mayor". That is - she was not elected directly & didn't have the powers a mayor has now in Cincinnati.
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« Reply #94 on: December 14, 2012, 11:55:41 AM »
^the way she achieved mayorhship made her a "weak mayor". That is - she was not elected directly & didn't have the powers a mayor has now in Cincinnati.

Correct, that is what I meant. We had a "weak mayor system" where the position was largely ceremonial.

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« Reply #95 on: December 14, 2012, 12:07:39 PM »
LOL, stop hating on Qualls!

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« Reply #96 on: December 16, 2012, 01:42:24 AM »
She was definitely very popular. But her position was less strong than the one shell be running for now.

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« Reply #97 on: December 16, 2012, 02:20:12 AM »
I remember her being popular but I am a bit too young to remember what made her so popular (aside from the things that make her popular now). Does anyone recall specific moments or aspects of her agenda that contributed to her popularity at the time? She first ran for council in 1987 and placed 14th. In 1989 she placed 10th and in 1991 she made it on coming in 8th. In 1993 she was number 1 which made her mayor. Is that rise entirely due to her amazing campaigning ability and general like-ability, or was she front and center on some issues that I can't remember?

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« Reply #98 on: December 16, 2012, 12:15:19 PM »
Her smackdowns on Tom Luken (councilmember) were entertaining.
Looks like the Dean paid his bills.
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« Reply #99 on: December 17, 2012, 12:41:02 PM »
John "Class" Cranley exploits Connecticut tragedy for his mayoral campaign
http://cincinnati.com/blogs/politics/2012/12/17/cranley-keep-guns-away-from-the-mentally-ill/
Nate Livingston calls him out.....
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« Reply #100 on: December 17, 2012, 01:04:47 PM »
Does anyone on this board support Cranley? I haven't heard one positive about him.
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« Reply #101 on: December 17, 2012, 01:29:14 PM »
He's not a good dude.  He went to my high school and was the golden boy.  The administration loved him.  He's one of those guys. 

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« Reply #102 on: December 18, 2012, 04:11:56 PM »
I am not a fan. Have had to deal with him on random occasions for work, my company uses his firm, I don't really trust him. There's always something very insincere about him.

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« Reply #103 on: January 02, 2013, 01:16:16 PM »
He caused the 2001 riots.

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« Reply #104 on: January 03, 2013, 10:35:22 AM »
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I remember her being popular but I am a bit too young to remember what made her so popular (aside from the things that make her popular now). Does anyone recall specific moments or aspects of her agenda that contributed to her popularity at the time? She first ran for council in 1987 and placed 14th. In 1989 she placed 10th and in 1991 she made it on coming in 8th. In 1993 she was number 1 which made her mayor. Is that rise entirely due to her amazing campaigning ability and general like-ability, or was she front and center on some issues that I can't remember?

Earliest I heard of her, it was in regards to work she did in Northside to make it the community it is today.  Though this is just vague memories and rumor, can anyone confirm that?