We hope that today’s “READERS FORUM” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?
IS IT TRUE that SMG and AEG are merging their companies and that the resulting organization will be the world’s largest venue management firm? …it’s obvious that the power of size typically delivers economies of scale that small organizations can’t deliver when big national acts are considered?…the larger organization can also spread any losses from experimental concerts over a larger platform while a smaller manager has to make every activity work out financially?
IS IT TRUE that it looked like Mayor Lloyd Winnecke was going to be waltzing into a third term without a challenge in either a primary or in the general election until a 68 year old independent who has historically been registered as a Democrat came to the courthouse with intentions to run for the Democrat nomination but changed her mind and filed to oppose Winnecke for the Republican nomination?…the Mayor’s primary opponent will be the very visible pizza delivery driver turned political activists Connie Whitman?…at the ripe old age of 68, she is poised to challenge Winnecke with a lifetime of disgust with elections without a challenger?
IS IT TRUE there is already much talk on the streets of Democrats crossing the aisle to vote for Ms. Whitman to send Mayor Winnecke a message about supporting every fun and games idea that comes across his desk? …we are also that hearing that Republicans who are fed up with the Mayor’s liberal tax and spend habits are just going to bypass pulling his lever on election day?
IS IT TRUE the upcoming Republican primary could get real interesting or it could be a bust with less than 2,000 people showing up for the primary?…it would not be the first time that the Republican primary drew fewer fans than an Evansville Thunderbolts hockey game as David Nixon won the primary to challenge Mayor Weinzapfel with less than a thousand votes and no party backing?…that election in 2007 turned into a big joke that filled the former Mayor’s head with dreams of higher office which was never consummated?