Have you ever felt that everyone around you was going crazy over something that wasn't nearly as big a deal as they thought? That's how I've felt during the whole sheriff debacle, which has to rank as the most overblown brouhaha I've witnessed in Charlotte in a long time.
Neither Mackey nor Bailey, no matter their personal histories or characters, are the bad guys here. The state hearing last weekend made it obvious that, like it or not, Mackey followed rules as laid out by local Dem honcho David Erdman, who is the real culprit in what was essentially a case of serious slack-assedness by the Democratic Party. So, yes, the "election" was a bad joke, and Erdman is the guy responsible. So, get rid of Erdman, and let his start smoothing over its racial divide, if it can. But for crying out loud, let's get on with life. In the end, it was just a Sheriff's race.