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Offline Ram23

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Re: Mayor John Cranley
« Reply #60 on: November 14, 2012, 03:42:06 PM »
It's been clear from day one that PG only sees City Council as a stepping stone for higher office, and likely the mayorship as well. Look for him to ditch Cincinnati and run for county or statewide office the minute it becomes convenient for him.

Yeah, I really don't think he is a long term threat to Cincy.  I think his financial backers are prepping him for the state or national level - he comes from a very wealthy family with very wealthy friends, and they were his biggest campaign donors. 
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« Reply #61 on: November 15, 2012, 06:57:15 AM »
It's been clear from day one that PG only sees City Council as a stepping stone for higher office, and likely the mayorship as well. Look for him to ditch Cincinnati and run for county or statewide office the minute it becomes convenient for him.

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Re: Mayor John Cranley
« Reply #62 on: November 18, 2012, 09:52:39 AM »
Dunno when it will be posted but John Cranley was on Newsmakers 2nd half 11/18

http://www.local12.com/content/newsmakers/default.aspx

Pretty much just offered populist emotional drivel

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Re: Mayor John Cranley
« Reply #63 on: November 21, 2012, 06:48:50 AM »
Jim Berns (L) considering run for Cincinnati mayor
Berns said: "After attending today's public hearing on how to spend the loot extorted from the taxpayers via the casino, I am certain no one on council has a clue about  why Cincinnati and our nation are in such a mess."

http://downtown-mtauburn.fox19.com/news/politics/100959-jim-berns-considering-run-cincinnati-mayor

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Re: Mayor John Cranley
« Reply #64 on: December 02, 2012, 03:44:27 PM »

The last time Cranley & Qualls were on a ballot together:

City Council 2007
Roxanne Qualls (C):  33,775
John Cranley (D):      33,772

In 2005, Cranley was the top vote getter.

Since 2007 Qualls has done a whole bunch of great things that will be attacked (3CDC, downtown, streetcar).

3CDC and downtown will score her a lot of points from residents of OTR and downtown, which are the fastest-growing neighborhoods.

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« Reply #65 on: December 02, 2012, 10:49:02 PM »
True, but Downtown and OTR are 17k. Westwood alone is 30k. I suppose we can pick that up more in the mayors race thread. :)

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Re: Mayor John Cranley
« Reply #66 on: December 03, 2012, 12:25:15 AM »
City Council 2007
Roxanne Qualls (C):  33,775
John Cranley (D):      33,772


How many people voted for both Qualls and Cranley?  In the mayoral race, people must vote for one or the other.  And if there is a primary, and Qualls leads by 55/45 or more, I don't think anyone's going to donate big money to Cranley's campaign. 

Also, if Cranley is elected, I don't think he's going to stop the streetcar project or even stop its expansion.  After all he voted for it back in 2008, then started opposing it as long as there was a thin council majority for it.

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« Reply #67 on: December 03, 2012, 07:10:46 AM »
More on Berns from the News Record
http://www.newsrecord.org/news/city/article_6d6516d8-3cc8-11e2-828a-001a4bcf6878.html
He wants to release certain city functions to the private sector where, he said, competitive markets will help those services thrive."
but, really, who competes with many of the city services?

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« Reply #68 on: December 03, 2012, 11:01:23 AM »
Indeed, you can't really compare "pick 9" City Council results vs. one-on-one election results without being very, very good at statistical analysis.

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« Reply #69 on: December 03, 2012, 11:13:52 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.

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« Reply #70 on: December 03, 2012, 12:28:09 PM »
Wonder how he feels about the parking privatization.

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« Reply #71 on: December 03, 2012, 05:38:14 PM »
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, 06:50:47 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 04, 2012, 05:25:10 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. 

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« Reply #74 on: December 04, 2012, 09:15:20 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, 09:24:54 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, 10:58:17 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, 12:09:39 PM »
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, 01:27:46 PM »
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, 03:36:40 PM »
Speaking of which...
"It's just fate, as usual, keeping its bargain and screwing us in the fine print..." - John Crichton

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« Reply #80 on: December 04, 2012, 09:14:30 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, 10:54:16 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, 07:23:14 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, 10:49:42 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, 02:05:46 PM »
^ 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, 09:14:38 PM »
The Beacon is back, bitches!

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« Reply #86 on: December 05, 2012, 09:20:22 PM »
^ Looks like it's still down to me. And up for sale.

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« Reply #87 on: December 05, 2012, 09:26:17 PM »
It's erratically up and down.  Like Haap's blood sugar after a ho-ho binge.

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« Reply #88 on: December 13, 2012, 06:54:24 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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« Reply #89 on: December 13, 2012, 07:11:24 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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