28 October 2019

[MB McCart] - TPC REAL Politick: #COV, T-minus 8 Days

*ed. note: look for multiple pieces on the Covington municipal races over the next 8 days including two editorial endorsements.

So good to see you again, friends. And for those of us who reside in the realm of junkies political this is an exciting time of the year! While some get their kicks more from the federal or state - or even county - level of politics, to me there is no substitute for the municipal level.

At the city level, particularly with the home city, all bets are off! There's seemingly no rhyme or reason to a lot of it. First off, it's non-partisan, which is truly a great thing. And with the most local level, it's all about real contact & real relationships. You can win just about any election at any of the higher levels if you raise enough cash, but that's just not the case at the grassroots. And, naturally, so many folks know so many other folks in elections like these. There could be a person whose politics may more closely align with your own, but then you realize that you despise them personally & would never vote for them in a million years!

It's just good stuff.

So...C-town. The C-O-V. How do we feel about the politics of the home city? In the words of Randy Newman - "We Love It!"

Current Predictions as of 10/28/19

McKelvey 59% / Floyd 41%

Plitt 52% / Fleeta 48%

Johnston/Horton: "PICK 'EM"

So, not much change in the past week though it does seem as if the momentum is fully with my good friend Josh McKelvey. The other East Ward race seems to keep tightening! Mayor's race? Anybody's game. Don't forget, though, that there is a 3rd qualified candidate in that one....


Speaking of Josh McKelvey, I see a certain noisemaker has decided to dust off the old residency questions that were put to rest two months ago. I'm sure he was put up to it. In addition to impugning the integrity of my Cousin, he's also doing the same to me. Of course, the crazy one that shall not be named blocked me on FB 6 months ago, just like he blocked Josh & several others that would call him out on his B.S., because, after all, he's such a fierce keyboard warrior! Nothing like an ever-shrinking echo chamber, right?

But folks do like to send us screen shots occasionally.

So for anyone out there that's still actually listening to this buffoon, let me make a statement & let it be abundantly clear:

I wrote up this lease for Josh. It's real. And he IS living there & staying there at least 4 or 5 nights a week. I've been there multiple, multiple times. He has his computers there for work. He's got a bed down in the basement. He's got his music, his clothes, all of that stuff. After selling their house a few months ago, it was advised they waited 3 or 4 months to purchase their new home so they could do a few things done to help get them get a better interest rate. A smart financial decision. Plus, Josh & his wife both thought that trying to go through the process of buying a house & moving in during the height of the campaign season while raising three kids all under the age of 5 would be pretty difficult. Regardless, it's been very tough on Josh & his beautiful young family. And it sure doesn't help when folks in their 60's, 70's & older are acting like like a bunch of Junior High kids...

It's pathetic.


Next column: Ronnie Cowan, Ezell Brown & the Steve Horton Coalition? 

- MB McCart