by Travis Mateer
Well, it’s official. Our incumbent Mayor of 16 years is going to be facing off against Jacob Elder, a young marine Veteran who survived being a refugee and graduated law school in order to call everyone who criticizes him a racist on social media.
Even with a compelling personal narrative that should have been like catnip to the virtue signalers, Elder’s campaign has been fraught with allegations of personal misconduct undermining the image Elder has created by plastering his image everywhere, even on some of his yard signs.
Mayor Engen won’t even have to run much of a campaign against this terminally flawed candidate. All he has to do is sit back (in a sturdily built chair) and let his minions do their dirty work.
And they will.
The other primary results worth noting is for the race to represent Ward 1. That showdown will be between Jennifer Savage and Jane VonFossen. Candidate J. Kevin Hunt’s bid to bring his version of progressivism to compete with the fake neoliberal version of our illuminated braintrust was not successful.
J. Kevin Hunt’s failed candidacy could offer an interesting post-mortem for this neoliberal blue enclave in an increasingly red state, mainly this: you can’t oppose a liberal power structure while, at the same time, going along with its pandemic power grab.
If Hunt wants to add his perspective the way he has become accustom to here on my blog, I have reinstated his commenting privileges after banning him earlier this month for not giving me a one-word answer to my simple question DO I HAVE THE RIGHT TO SAY NO TO A VACCINE?
Tomorrow I’ll be writing about how frustrated our illuminated braintrust is with the “Covid trajectory”. They are VERY WORRIED about people like me, who have not succumbed to the jab yet, and I am similarly worried that I am disappointing them by not getting sick and dying like I should have.
Thanks for reading!