What About the Atlanta Mayors Race? Kasim Or Mary?
Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary will definitely be in a run-off for Mayor. The question is simply this: Which African American candidate will she face? Woodard (Woodward?) defeated Michael Bond in the run-off for President of the City Council a few years back, and then she threw it all away to run against Cynthia. She lost. The times are changing. Shirley had all of the developers’ money. All of the housing projects came down. Any connections? You decide. Besides, they had Clayton County where they could send the projects’ students. Clayton was such an easy set-up. It already had an easy villain. They could blame all of its ills on a white man, John Trotter. They will let it run itself into the ground with a “perfect” and “willing” leader in Eldrin Bell. Bell couldn’t even stay in Clayton County on his election night in 2004; he had to saunter up to Fulton to party on that night. You think that he is loyal to Clayton? Ha. Clayton is the perfect dumping ground. The property values need to be driven southward before the Big Boys come in and buy up this prime real estate. Only county in the USA with four Interstate Highways (I-85, I-75, I-285, and I-675) running through it. Most (about 80%) of the busiest airport in the world is located inside of this county, with the new international terminal soon to be built inside of this county.
Yes, the new mayor of Atlanta will have to amenable to the developers. Will this new mayor be Mary or Kasim? Borders is a bit player, with Tom Cousins and crew hedging the developers’ bets just like they did in the days of Maynard and Andy. Not all of the developers’ monies will be put in just one camgaign. They had rather deal with Kasim. He is a businessman, is sharp, but makes them a little uneasy. It will be easier to co-opt an African American woman like Lisa Borders. Mary (Quite Contrary) will actually be the most difficult one to deal with. She is the “true believer.” Kasim learned real politick at the feet of his father, June Reed. June (yes, this is his real name) played footsie with the GOP in the days of BUSH 41. Kasim was just a teenager back then, getting ready to make a name for himself at Howard.
Who do the developers put most of their money behind? Don’t worry. They will hedge their monies. Norward and Reed? Norwood and Borders? I think that Norwood makes the run-off. She presents a problem to the developers who care only about green. Not the environment. Atlanta has always been a green city. (c) The Georgia Citizen