Dear fellow tax hikers, yesterday was a disastrous night for our high-tax goddess Roxanne Qualls. Widely expected to win last night - even by people who think John Cranley would ultimately pull through in November - Qualls was outright crushed. Cranley defeated her by a shocking 56-37 margin, with Jim Berns and Sandra Queen Noble pulling the rest.
We are partially responsible for this horrendous defeat. We got complacent. We assumed Roxanne had this in the bag. We were so certain of Roxanne's victory that we screwed around and published a silly endorsement of Sandra Queen Noble. We thought we were so funny, but the only ones laughing now are Cranley and his supporters.
The games are over effective immediately. All of us tax hikers, streetcar fans, and Bedinghaus Stadium Tax supporters better unify at once behind Roxanne. We need to remind the voters she is 100% behind the streetcar. We need to remind them she is pushing the popular parking plan. And we must remind everyone that Roxanne Qualls played a HUGE role in passing the Bob Bedinghaus Stadium Tax.
Before we sign off, we have to give credit to the impressive performance of our endorsed candidate Sandra Queen Noble. Sandra finished with 2.1% of the vote - a huge improvement from the 0.3% of the vote she received in her last run for Mayor. With our endorsement, Sandra finished with 7 times the percentage of the vote of her last Mayoral campaign! That's great progress.
Even though we now wish we had sent all those votes to Roxanne, we still thank all of you who helped either Qualls or Queen in yesterday's election. On to November we tax hikers roll.