Brown should withdraw, save $20K

Tue, 11/15/2005 - 5:24pm
By: Letters to the ...

Given that Mayor Brown enjoyed just over 20 percent of the votes cast in the general election, wouldn’t it be a magnanimous gesture on his part to concede to Harold Logsdon, thereby avoiding an estimated $20,000 expense for the runoff election?

Brown’s contention that a large field of contenders drowned his message and created a vast pool of voters so befuddled they voted for someone other than Brown is ridiculous. We think voters are smarter than that. We think they thoroughly understood his message and didn’t like it.

Communicating frequently and at great length is not one of Mayor Brown’s shortcomings. Seemingly there are other reasons that nearly 80 percent of the voters considered before casting their votes against the mayor.

It seems unlikely that all these people will change their minds and their votes during the next three weeks. Therefore, back to paragraph one, wouldn’t it be commendable if the mayor were to save us $20,000 of unnecessary expense?

Rex Green
Peachtree City, Ga.

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Submitted by fran sheldon on Sun, 11/20/2005 - 3:58pm.

I don't believe that this discussion and Mr. Green's comments have been fair. First, let me say that I will be voting for Mayor Steve Brown in the runoff. But I do not harbor any ill will towards Mr. Logsdon. I will congratulate him if he wins. For his willingness to sacrifice all that time and effort to be Mayor, I will cheer him. It's just that I pretty much agree with Mr. Beverly that he is too close to the developers for comfort. Back to the fairness issue. Mf. Logsdon received only 10% of the voters support. If he wins the runnoff, his total will be even less. I do not believe that Mr. Logsdon is being fair on this issue. Mayor Brown, similarly, was elected by only a fraction of the eligible voters. So let's just support the winner. Other issue--- why say that Mr. Brown should concede? No one demanded that Mr. Rower concede. And he should not have either. I don't believe that much of this discussion is fair.

Mrs. Fran Sheldon

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Submitted by WatchDog on Sun, 11/20/2005 - 5:01pm.

Fran, you are right that Brown was actually voted in to office by a tiny fraction of registered voters. Again, that is not Brown's fault. That is the fault of people who don't vote. Just as it will not be the fault of Harold when he wins by a 2-1 margin.

But this business of "supporting the winner" no matter who wins is silly. If you believe a person gets elected or re-elected into any public office who you think is detrimental to the community, who is a slash and burn politician that has destroyed our reputation as a fine city and who is a pathological liar, how is it that we can throw out the white flag and "support the winner"?

Absolute insanity.

You can accept the results, but blindly supporting the winner is a dangerous concept.

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Submitted by Robert W. Morgan on Sun, 11/20/2005 - 2:02pm.

Brown actually thinks he can win. He told me so. He believes your group will not show up at the polls and he'll win by at least 1000 votes. Withdraw? Never - he's planning on a second term.

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Submitted by DanTennant on Sun, 11/20/2005 - 4:52pm.

He's delusional because he really does think he can win in the Dec. 6 runoff. But Robert is right---Brown actually believes this. It is not impossible, of course. Just as we may have 36 inches of snow tonight, it's possible...just not too likely.

You want more of this sickening nonsense we've had for the past 4 years, get back out there and do your thing on Dec. 6. If you are like the 80% who ARE sick of this man, march back out there on December 6. Even if there's three feet of snow on the ground.

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Submitted by H. Hamster on Sun, 11/20/2005 - 2:05pm.

Harold wins 80/20. No question about it. Have you ever seen a Brown supporter/ They are old or creepy or in the case of the "debate" underage.

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