But for Wharton's efforts, the Med would be closed today. Thank you, Mayor Wharton, for saving the Med. The Med remains in serious financial trouble, but these troubles were not caused by Wharton. That's an absurd charge. It is Wharton who has been leading the effort to solve the Med's problems. Of course, without health care refore, the Med will always be hanging on by a thread.
There are people in this City who don't care and think it would be funny to vote for Mongo. And there are people in this City who are so cynical about "politicians" that they think it is a good idea to hand over the City to a professional entertainer with no relevant experience and no practical plans. And there are racists of both colors who will vote for candidates because they share a skin color.
If you love this City, please get behind A C Wharton, the leading candidate of those who take the future of this City seriously and want a mayor with maturity, wisdom, ethics and experience. Yes there are some other good candidates including Myron Lowery, but if we divide our votes among these few good candidates, a fluke could win. Please, for the sake of this City, please get behind A C. Volunteer, contribute, recruit others, and VOTE.
It's not "strange" to take the future of Memphis seriously enough to be offended that a self-described "alien" wearing body paint, goggles, and a rubber chicken was allowed to "debate". Sure, Mongo is good for a laugh, but we should take the Mayor's race more seriously. We deserve to have a forum where the few serious candidates have longer than 30 seconds at a time to present their platforms and where serious discussion is not interrupted by jokes from an alien about issuing uzis to everyone. Was A C the only candidate with enough dignity and pride in Memphis to object to this joke on the city?
By Richard Alley
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