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Old 09-06-2017, 09:50 PM
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What did y'all think?

I'm 15 minutes into it. All three democrats are well spoken; Mayor Roberts brought President Trump's name into the debate...total non sequitur.
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Old 09-06-2017, 10:13 PM
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Joel Ford came across as a strong candidate.

Somewhat amusing to hear that all of the points he raised were fictitious fabrications.

Now I am onto the last segment, with Kenny Smith...
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Old 09-07-2017, 06:23 AM
 
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The female GOP candidate made national headlines for a post on facebook.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.fe968f7b7fe8

republican, smart and white!
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Old 09-07-2017, 10:42 AM
 
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The female GOP candidate made national headlines for a post on facebook.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.fe968f7b7fe8

republican, smart and white!
Maybe she can save that tactic if she is ever being considered for a Supreme Court Justice position; billing oneself as a "wise Latina" seemed to work!
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Old 09-07-2017, 06:16 PM
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The female GOP candidate made national headlines for a post on facebook.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.fe968f7b7fe8

republican, smart and white!
I'd like to hear it from the horse's mouth, but only because that's something that even Bill James wouldn't say.
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Old 09-07-2017, 06:18 PM
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Okay...so what's the consensus?

Did the Mayoral debate help, or hurt, Jennifer Roberts?

I think that the debate showed Joel Ford in a very favorable light, who wisely positioned himself as politically moderate.

Kenny Smith had a good handle on the issues, though he was a bit camera shy.
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:00 PM
 
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So it looks like Vi Lyles is Charlotte's next Mayor. Roberts was the only person weak enough for Republicans to beat. Congrats to her. I think both parties can appreciate a new page in Charlotte's history.

Also note that given that 33% always vote for the status quo and 33% always vote for change, its nice to see that Roberts only carried 3% of the remaining voters. A very encouraging performance by our electorate.
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:27 PM
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So it looks like Vi Lyles is Charlotte's next Mayor. Roberts was the only person weak enough for Republicans to beat. Congrats to her. I think both parties can appreciate a new page in Charlotte's history.

Also note that given that 33% always vote for the status quo and 33% always vote for change, its nice to see that Roberts only carried 3% of the remaining voters. A very encouraging performance by our electorate.
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I wouldn't declare Vi Lyle's Charlotte's Mayor - yet.

I did prefer Joel Ford over Vi Lyles, as Ford's tone seemed to accommodate Charlotte's business community, and he positioned himself as a moderate.

Even so, Ms. Lyles is certainly qualified, and I look forward to a Mayor who works with, instead of working against, her peers. I think Ms. Lyles appointment will also benefit CMPD and citizens alike.

All in all, I am happy with today's outcome.
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Old 09-13-2017, 04:55 AM
 
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Stunning election results. No doubt Roberts had some big money backing her campaign.

Good for Charlotte to have moved past Jennifer Roberts. She was divisive, incompetent, and her High Gloss TV adverts about Trump, irrelevant. Time for her to go.

What Charlotte needs in a Mayor however, more than anything else, is someone who can work WITH the NC General Assembly instead of fighting with it. We haven't had that since Pat McCrory. Joel Ford would have been a good choice for this. I'm not so sure about Vi Lyles, but I guess we will find out.
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Old 09-13-2017, 05:50 AM
 
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Isn't Lyles the one that supported the I-77 toll lane project?
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