commented on Murray Creaming McGinn in New Poll
Whereas the crime statistics downtown are flat or lower, the stabbing of the Shoreline professor and his girlfriend will resonate with voters. The electorate really doesn't care if some gangbanger or drug addict gets killed in some bad transaction, but when it's someone like them who is in the wrong place in the wrong time, yeah, they don't like that. I honestly don't put this at the feet of Mayor McGinn, however. We are all to blame for decimating our social services and mental health funding, but voters will think shit rolls downhill amd will vote McGinn out.
I'm not a McGinn supporter in the least, but I think he'll be voted out for the wrong reasons, which means Murray will also win for the wrong reasons.
Does anybody else see a rotating roster of one term mayors? I have a solution, though. The mayorship becomes like jury duty. When you get a summons, you serve your term.