Monday, April 15, 2019

Update: John Cooper is runnng for mayor!

4/15/2019 Update: It looks more certain every day that John Cooper will run for mayor. Sources tell me to look for an announcement anytime. There may be an announcement as early as tomorrow.

The Nashville Scene is now reporting it: John Cooper Might Change His Mind and Run for Mayor.  At this point, I will be very surprised if he does not run. 

by Rod Williams, April,11, 2019 - At least a reliable source told me he was.  Early on, Cooper was often mentioned as a potential candidate for mayor, then in early February he announced he would not be seeking the mayor's office. Rumors keep floating that he will get back in the race.  Assuming this is true, this is good news. I like Carol Swain but frankly, doubt she can win. She has a lengthy record of expressing  her views on social issue. I tend to share her views, but think they would hurt her in city as liberal as Nashville.  I wish she could, but just don't think she can win.

John Cooper is a Democrat and I don't know his views on social issues and I don't want to know. He has not made his views public.  I don't know his position on illegal immigration, abortion, or other social issues. Really, I don't care that much. I care about these issues but they are mostly irrelevant to administering the city of Nashville. I know that Nashville is the city with either the most or the second most debt per person in America. That matters more than these social issues. Our basic services are underfunded and we waste an enormous amount of money on delivering city services. Corporate welfare and cronyism are rampant. Our schools are failing and getting worse.  I believe John Cooper grasp this.  I think he would get our financial house in order. At this time, that is what is most important to me.  If Cooper is not fully decided, I would encourage him to throw his hat in the ring.

As soon as his decision to run is confirmed from other sources or Cooper issues a statement, I will post it.

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