The very night the mayor tried to convince his competitors into taking his phony "pledge". Someone from the Dickert campaign, (or a supporter), using a fake Facebook ID sent me a "Rope-a-dope" type story. I suspected the story was an attempted plant from someone in, or close to the Dickert campaign. It isn't the type of story I would normally get involved with. Then a day later I rec'd a second person's confirmation of the tale..but again the FB Identification was too vague. I was advised that the poster was going to offer the story to some other blog. I told them I wasn't interested, but did contact a few of my fellow bloggers to use caution if they decide to take the story on. Each of my contacts agreed to ignore the story.
The reader might ask then..why am I even referring to the story now? As I suspected the Mayors supporters are now angry and the whispers are out. I am offering my clarification..that I didn't believe, nor did I attempt to spread this tale..which I believe to be nothing more than an attempt by someone to expose a story, which is easily debunked to try to portray myself, or some other Marcus sympathizer, as using "Dirty" politics to get a boost in the campaign. Mr. Mayor don't propose a Pledge..and then allow your team to undercut it.
I believe the citizens of Racine realize that Mayor Dickert's unwillingness to propose a truly Balanced Budget, his 2 consecutive years of tax increases..his ramming thru of Recycling carts, and his idea that making the taxpayers of the City of Racine into general contractors..so he can insert the city govt. into a competitive battle with builders, investor and contractors; is too many for failures of leadership for less than 2 years of service. Citizens are interested in smaller, responsible efficient Govt. for Racine. Eric Marcus has been the main guy to stand up to the "Old Boys Club", and make them tremble.
Mr. Mayor, Mr. Marcus, and Mr. Locke...if you want to sign a "Pledge":
CRG of Racine Pledge: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/CRG-of-Racine/120390008028726
Balance the Budget.
No new taxes, fines or fees.
No new regulations.
Simple, uncomplicated, and looking out for the taxpayer's bottom line.