Monday, May 2, 2011

Mayoral Dems Debate on Afternoons with Amos


On Friday, the three Democrats running for Mayor of Indianapolis debated with Amos Brown moderating, and the choice of candidates was never so clear: Melina Kennedy should be the Democratic candidate for Mayor of Indianapolis.

You can listen to the debate here.

Hearing the three candidates speak on the issues side by side should close the deal for anyone that is undecided. Kennedy is informed, in touch, and intelligent. She's also clearly the most ready to be Mayor of the three individuals. In my estimation, people should not only be enthusiastic about voting for Melina, but they should be excited. She will make a tremendous standard bearer for the Democratic Party and a tremendous Mayor of Indianapolis.

Ron Gibson had a pretty good debate, and he would make the best candidate...if Kennedy were not in the race. Gibson didn't score any major points on Kennedy here, and he was the one that needed to do it.

Sam Carson is simply not ready to be Mayor. He would have been more well served to run for City-County Council. I think he likely could have gotten party support for that run, but he decided to go for this seat. If Carson is somehow elected on Tuesday, the Democrats will have a major choice to make in November.

That's not going to happen, though. I think that Kennedy is going to win on Tuesday, and she will continue on in her fight to become the first female elected to the Mayor's Office in Indianapolis.

The real votes will begin to be be counted after 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday!

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