Dayton Daily News endorses the end of Dayton

Why bother? Why not just say, we don’t think either of the candidates is the right one for Mayor? Why not admit, that you’re in on the plan to push for a strong mayor form of government as soon as this election is over, instead of just hinting at it?

Why bother dragging people through the mud, while you sit back like Martin Gottlieb, in his rented Huber Home in Kettering, and pronounce candidates unfit because their profession is one that requires skill- as opposed to being an editorial writer which as he demonstrates, requires none?

Reading their “endorsement” of Rhine is like reading a obituary for the City of Dayton:

Rhine McLin isn’t a natural spokesperson, and she does not have the reflexes of either former Mayor Paul Leonard or former Mayor Mike Turner that would allow her to parlay her office into something larger. Eight years into the job, she struggles to be a force in the room and in the wider community….But it must be said: she is not an initiator or a born leader…. when the cameras aren’t rolling, she can wittily and insightfully sum up bone-headed ideas. Despite her foibles…In very many ways, Mayor McLin is more suited for service in the legislature, where she served before being mayor. When she was one of 33 members of the Ohio Senate, she wasn’t as high profile…

via Editorial: McLin better for tough job | A Matter of Opinion.

You may as well elect her with her hands tied behind her back, while sending her into a gunfight- oh, yes, and take away her pistols too.

As if the damage isn’t done by this piece of editorial slop, we have a headline on the front page of the paper “Homeless predators roam city streets” and gives it the subhead “violent sexual offenders list their area of residence near Miami Valley Hospital, UD.”

Those are our two largest employers left in town. It’s my neighborhood- the Neighborhood of the Year, South Park. It’s one of the few things that has been working right in this city, despite our lackluster Mayoral leadership (the chart of dropping housing values during Queen Rhine’s Reign (she did inherit her first elected position from her daddy like royalty) should be a clear indication that her policy has failed.

If the Dayton Daily News isn’t trying to kill the last hopes of Dayton with this endorsement that mocks Gary for his profession (remember, the Mayor’s job is a PART TIME POSITION) and then sensationalizes one stabbing into a major sexual predator crime wave, I don’t know what they are doing.

The sexual predator issue has been around for a long time, and is caused by bad legislation that provides no way that these people can ever fit back into society. I wrote my position on this back when I was running for Congress.

It’s time the citizens of Dayton consider suing the Dayton Daily with a class action lawsuit for reckless libel. The Dayton Daily News, along with their brethren at “Newscenter 7” have tried to sell their sensationalistic tripe for too long at our expense.

Most people don’t even know who writes the editorial board opinions, any more than they knew who picked the candidates that were anointed to run in this city.

Maybe we should have elections to choose our editorial board writers instead- since they seem to know so much. Every indication is that they are a bigger part of the problem than the candidates ever could be.

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8 Responses

  1. John Ise October 18, 2009 / 1:49 pm
    Incredible really.  Did the Dayton Daily endorse any challenger over an incumbent at any level in the City?  As the City struggles as it never has before and the paper’s position is…..”stay the course”?
    Remarkable really.

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  2. Jeff Wellbaum October 18, 2009 / 2:06 pm
     Are you going to release that video from the SEPB candidates night soon? The DDN editorial board endorsing McLin is very sad and pathetic. The reason why we are in such tough times is partially because the commissioners and mayor have put us in tough times. It is not entirely their fault. IF we had better leadership at this level things would only be half as bad. They only keep looking to the problem to solve the problem. I am sure they would want CHANGE if it was a Republican who was Mayor. The Mayor has no leadership. Real leaders take responsibility for the results of their actions or lack of actions!

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  3. David Esrati October 18, 2009 / 3:24 pm

    @Jeff- as soon as it finishes ripping down to Youtube size.

    @John- there aren’t very many challengers in the city- the party takes care of that. What manages to squeak through the vetting process (petitions) the paper then tars and feathers.

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  4. Molly Darcy October 19, 2009 / 9:27 pm
    Wow, more spilt milk David?  Typical though–someone doesn’t agree with your point of view, so off with their heads it is.

    What brilliant plans does Leitzel bring to the table by the way?  The only thing he could yammer about at the debate was some fantasy he made up about GM and Frigidare and whoever else had written our codes to stifle competition…. What??? It was bad enough he said it once, but he went back to it 4 or 5 times.  What the heck are you talking about Gary?  How does that have anything to do with the serious issues Dayton is facing?  I’m sorry, but the guy doesn’t have a clue.

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  5. Drexel Dave Sparks October 20, 2009 / 6:37 am
    I’d like to hear Gary clarify that as well.
    But all in all, he won the press conference.

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  6. Shane Taylor November 5, 2009 / 1:32 pm
    Hi Ho Ho, the Mayor fell off her throne. Now maybe we can develop some fresh ideas for the former city beautiful. It will take a guy like Leitzel to surround himself with Miami Valley’s  talented CEO’S,Marketing communications guru’s and add a pinch of Dayton’s Public relations folks. One last position and the most important, The City Manager, we need a Professional with national credentials and a successful track record in Urban Planning…..Then maybe we can call Dayton the “GEM” again.
    Shane Taylor

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