Albert Einstein said that the definition of insanity was doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. The AFL-CIO did just that- endorsing the incumbents instead of the challengers- or not endorsing at all.
The Dayton Miami Valley AFL-CIO Regional Labor Council has endorsed Rhine McLin for a third term as Dayton mayor over her opponent, Gary Leitzell.
Democrat incumbents Nan Whaley and Joey Williams also received the union’s support of their bids for re-election to the Dayton City Commission. Their challenger, neighborhood activist and blogger, David Esrati, was not endorsed.
“It’s no secret that we have had problems with the city commission and the mayor, but those have been resolved,” Wesley Wells, executive director of the labor council, said.
The comments on the Dayton Daily News site are almost all negative, with quite a bit of union bashing- as well as McLin bashing.
What this means is that McLin and her shadow, Nan, have an army of volunteers to distribute their literature, paid for by out of town landfill/demolition contractors. What it means for Williams is he gets to tag along for the ride. What it means for Gary Leitzell  and me- we need volunteers.
Lots of them. There is no doubt that the people of Dayton are frustrated with the lack of leadership and direction. However, just getting them to the polls in these off-year elections can be tough.
Are you willing to volunteer? To donate?
Or are you going to sit around and let nature take its course?
My new donation page is ready for testing :)