Wow! John Grooms has lost any shred of credibility with his "easy pick" of Kim Ratliff for County Commissioner at-Large. Ms. Ratliff is clearly one of the most unqualified candidates for that position to appear on any election ballot in recent memory. PLEASE TELL ME, MR. GROOMS: What has Ms. Ratliff ever actually accomplished? During the last five years, what job has she ever actually held? Why was Ms. Ratliff, (the self-proclaimed "visible choice"), an IN-visible no-show at the WTVI - League of Women Voters Debate, (the ONLY televised debate of the entire campaign)? How could Ms. Ratliff claim in a Q-Notes interview that she was "unaware" of Louis Farrakhan's well-documented history of hate speech and anti-Semitism, but then state that she would've still attended Farrakhan's recent Charlotte appearance even if she HAD known? Wake up, John Grooms, wake up!
Please allow me to correct my quotes in this story about the endosements of an organization which bills itself as "non-partisan." (My corrections in CAPS):
The only real fireworks of the evening came from Republican Wayne Powers, who is running for County Commissioner At-Large. Powers called on the audience not to "bow down to THE SAME OLD-SCHOOL hyper-partisan endorsements PEOPLE HAVE COME TO EXPECT FROM THE BPC," though the Caucus traditionally support Democrats.
"My hand has been outstretched IN FRIENDSHIP AND BROTHERHOOD for a HALF century, but my arm is getting tired, and I need you to extend yours," Powers said, asking the members to give him a chance.
UPDATE: THEY DID NOT.
Republican At-Large Candidate for
Mecklenburg Board of County Commssioners
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