Kwame Is Open For Business
Kwame Kilpatrick's electoral storefront is now officially open for business. Everyone running for Governor of Michigan is welcome to leave their support and promises there to help out Detroit in exchange for his assistance in winning the election. Remember that more people voted for Granholm in Detroit than in all of the Downriver communities combined yet she has not killed DRIC for Kwame as she did for the other mayors.
It was a great political performance on WWJ's "Ask the Mayor with Kwame Kilpatrick." Some tough questions but in a friendly manner unlike the lob softballs pitched on CKLW to let Eddie hit a home run every time when he is interviewed.
Some interesting comments respecting the race for Governor.
Kwame is watching the Gvernor's race closely since the future of Detroit depends on who gets elected as Governor. The Governor is "in trouble" since a lot of people are suffering and it is natural for them to blame the Governor. She has set out well what she wants to do in the future however.
Has the Democratic Party taken the Black vote for granted. ABSOLUTELY both nationally and in Michigan. The Democrats have been slow to recognize that there's a "new Day."
However, Kwame is not angry enough to vote Republican but wants to challenge the Democrats.
As for his illness, he is 75% recovered but his wife feels he may be "rushing his recovery."
Kwame has delivered the message that the Governor is in trouble, the Democrats take him and his supporters for granted and that he has not decided to vote Republican...yet. He told both candidates that there is a new black voice in the community that is not the same one as before. The young, black Detroiters are brighter and more independent with new leaders, and he is the one who leads the young voters in Michigan as his mayoral win demonstrated so clearly. He won because the young vote backed him.
He won't change parties, he let the Republicans know, but he will not be taken for granted.
Kwame's wife just might keep him from being too active during the campaign. Why he only was able to spend a few minutes at the Mayors' Summit in Windsor the news stories said although he was a co-host.
I assume Dick Devos understands what this all means. There is no doubt that the Governor does. Perhaps her staff might now decide to answer his border letter. It has only been outstanding for months and months and months.