I went to the NIT candidate forum event Tuesday night; chairs were scarce but I found one in the back row. After observing and listening for an hour or more I reached the undeniable conclusion that although there was a full five card stud poker hand on deck… there was only one player in that game who really knew the score… Max Weaver.
Weaver knows the city from the back alleys to Main Street. This is a city that belongs to him. The other four players trying to win Alex Kuhn’s seat seem more concerned about over-coming boredom and the lack of entrainment than solving the more major ills that confront this community we all live in.
We are still reeling over the Prestage debacle that in part led to the death of young Mr. Kuhn. This is not something that will soon pass; what happened here is forever embedded into the very fabric of everyday life in this community and always will be.
If then this candidate showcase was meant to introduce them to the public it did just that; the result was only one, in that stage hit the ball over the fence. The rest should have stayed home like Andy O’Brien did. His handlers did not want to place him in the ring with a home run hitter like Max.