At this point, Harris ought get out of race for council prez
The Glover Report, Vol. VII, No. 13
Appeal to Baltimore’s Black Leadership:
Dearest Councilman Kenneth N. Harris …
By D. Morton Glover, Publisher
(BALTIMORE – Aug. 20, 2007) – I imagine the following words will lose me some friends. But, that’s okay. For as my father taught me and as my brothers often encourage – my humble lot in life is to ask the tough questions.
As a political analyst, it is also my duty to tell the truth … as best I can.
To follow the light of such torches who have graced our community like the late Congressman Parren J. Mitchell, making friends is not the primary responsibility here, is not the primary task. What’s first and foremost is living one’s purpose. Hence, my prayer is to illuminate the truth.
Having said that, the future of black Baltimore’s political power is at-risk like a person having promiscuous, unprotected sex on Pennsylvania Avenue. And unless black Baltimore’s leadership comes together from every facet of the community – business, professional, faith, community, political and otherwise – Baltimore may not see another black mayor for a very long time.
For whatever reason or reasons, the City Council President’s race – from an objective observer’s standpoint – is truly one for the ages. Additionally, the competition is so tight between Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Michael Sarbanes.
However, when the jade is from a black perspective – not an anti-white one – but from a pro-black and a ‘what’s good for black Baltimore’ perspective: The conclusion is that with two blacks in, the white guy wins.
Again, this is not to say that the white guy in question, Sarbanes, would not or cannot make a good Baltimore City Council President and do well for the city. He lives in ‘the ‘hood’ and has adopted two black sons from Ethiopia. This is noble.
Certain questions, however, do come to mind, though – one has to admit. For instance, why didn’t Sarbanes go for a Council seat first? Just like Andrey Bundley chose to bypass the traditional process of working one’s way up, Sarbanes has done the same. Both, unfortunately, have little experience doing the ‘day-to-day’ of an elected official, especially in a large and complex major metropolitan area.
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