Green: All Your Vote Are Belong to Me
It brings to mind the kind of nutty post on Jerry Green’s Page for December 18 in which he condemns John Campbell, a backer of the successful 2008 primary and general election candidates Adrian Mapp and Annie McWilliams, for “dividing the black vote here in the City of Plainfield.”
Excuse me, but wasn’t the early civil rights movement all about being able to vote, and to vote one’s conscience?
Green’s blog post attaches to the supporters of the 2008 primary and general election winners “the emasculating attitude” that “those in charge of slave ships used to turn their captives against one another” similar to the “Willie Lynch syndrome,” a reference to a possibly dubious slave era speech on how to exert control over captives.
So Green conveniently kicks to the curb the free choice of registered black voters in favor of lock-step loyalty to the entrenched party. Does he think that his choice of mayor and Fourth Ward candidate this year will then become the nonpareil slate that none dare challenge?
It is Plaintalker’s opinion that voters of whatever ethnicity in this diverse city are smarter than that and will sift the candidates for the most deserving of their votes.
The complete field will not be known until the April 6 filing deadline. And then the race will be on.