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IS IT TRUEthat a total of only 9,192 votes were cast in last night’s primaries for all of the candidates for the nominations for Mayor of Evansville combined?…that for a city that houses 117,429 people that is a pathetic (or should we say apathetic) turnout?…that this represents a sample of only 7.83% of the total population?…that the largest vote getter at 3,996 was Rick Davis but that only represented 3.4% of the population of Evansville?…that the number of votes needed to win a major party primary to become CEO of the City of Evansville is pretty much the same number needed to place a referendum on a ballot?…that if the general election can only inspire 10% or less of the population to cast a vote that maybe Evansville needs to consider choosing our leadership through the use of petitions?…that we have to do better than this at getting out the vote?
IS IT TRUE that the post primary celebration for Rick Davis’s victory over Troy Tornatta drew an interesting crowd?…that joining the celebration and posing for the camera’s with Rick were sitting Democratic members of the Evansville City Council Connie Robinson and John Friend?…that we wonder if this is a sign of an olive branch or an enlightenment?
IS IT TRUE that Mole #3 predicted earlier on Tuesday that if Troy Tornatta was defeated by Rick Davis that it would be the end of Mr. Tornatta’s political career?…that Troy confirmed that in a television interview after the final margin of 59% to 41% was tallied?…that even Mole #3 expected the race to be closer and had predicted a 54% to 46% victory for Davis?…that Mr. Tornatta had enjoyed having his horse hitched to the Team Weinzapfel wagon during his early political career as both a County Councilman and County Commissioner?…that not realizing that it was time to unhitch his horse from the Team Weinzapfel wagon and to build a wagon of his own was the root of his two recent defeats?…that the TV commercial where Tornatta pointed to the Civic Center and pledged to keep the Team Weinzapfel wagon rolling was the turning point of what was looking to be a very close election?
IS IT TRUE that Mr. Tornatta is a young and energetic man who holds an executive position in a local tire company that bears his family name?…that Mr. Tornatta has a wife who is recognized and respected as an exemplary person from a prominent Evansville family?…that Troy is also recognized as being a caring and loving father?…that life is much worse for many people and that Mr. Tornatta’s time in the political arena will make him a better businessman and a better person?…that the City County Observer wishes Mr. Tornatta continued and bigger success as a private business owner?…that when Troy concentrates his considerable energy on his business and his family that he has the potential to become the job creator that he expressed a desire to be as a public servant?
IS IT TRUE that the biggest surprise of the night to many people was the first place finish of Jonathan Weaver in the at-large pool for the Democratic nomination for Evansville City Council?…that if Casino Aztar had been taking bets on the order of finish in this election that the odds would have been very long for Mr. Weaver to finish first?…that Mr. Weaver’s impressive showing should be a lesson to his 5 opponents in the general election to NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF THE TEA PARTY?
IS IT TRUE that Ex-City Councilman and City Council President Keith Jarboe bid to be reappointed for as the City of Evansville’s next Fire Chief is over?…that Jarboe was appointed Evansville Fire Chief by the Mayor Weinzapfel after a national search about two years ago? …that tonight the people of Evansville have spoken?…that both Lloyd Winnecke and Rick Davis have publically stated that Jarboe shall not be re-appointed Fire Chief in their administration?…that after a local search of Evansville voters in the primary election the voters agree with Davis and Winnecke?…that the Firefighters are the most vocal in this support?