Sometimes, a video is worth a million words.
There is no guarantee anybody who has a petition will be on the ballot till after March 6, 2009, but, it’s going to be a free for all primary if this trend continues.
Here is Larry E. Ealy who proclaimed his intentions last night at the Greater Downtown event. I’m not going to transcribe the video- but would love it if someone else did.[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=od1My686fQc[/youtube]
Yes, that’s Dayton Chamber President, Phil Parker in the foreground and Gary Leitzell who is also running for Mayor just to the left of Larry. The last time we had this many candidates running around was the very first time I ran to try to challenge Mayor Richard Clay Dixon. Dixon ended up losing by 400 votes to Michael Turner, an unknown Republican lawyer who had no political party support in his run.
Mayor Dixon was there last night. I asked him to sign my petition and just got a chuckle.