Berclair, the reason for the decertification was that the SCDP was obsessed with Bryan Carson and not doing their job, nothing to support candidates for election this year, not raising money, not doing anything to get out the vote. They were worthless as a political party. I don't think the whole state executive committee voted. I think the Chair has the authority to de-certify any county party.
Pastner is a great guy and would probably make a fine friend but he is over his head with a major college basketball program. We need another coach.
The first 3 mentioned are losers. Kelsey and Basar are stronger candidates.
The lower costs are great. The downside is that "dehubbing" cost us hundreds of well paying jobs.
With the great publicity about Memphis food, maybe they will stick around for some meals too.
I agree that there are way too many appointed positions and many of them can either be eliminated. While I am not advocating strict quotas, smart and inclusive politics is as necessary to the success of this administration as good policies and good management. So yes, appointments of key leadership has to reflect key constituencies for the city as a whole.
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