"I realized last night that people want a cage fight, not a policy discussion.”
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We fully agree with Roxanne Qualls. She deserves to be treated better by Cincinnati voters who lack the sophistication to understand her big ideas.
Roxanne has spent lots of time explaining to voters all of the benefits of the Bedinghaus Stadium Tax that she championed. Those stadiums have brought much wealth and prosperity to Hamilton County. But too many stupid voters don't understand this, and Roxy is right to be angry about it.
Roxanne has spent a significant amount of time over the past 5 years explaining to people how great the streetcar will be. She knows it will be almost as great for Cincinnati as the stadiums have been for Hamilton County. Once those rails go down, prosperity will follow. But few people outside downtown and Over The Rhine understand this sophisticated argument. She is right to be angry at all the dumb Cincinnati voters who fail to understand this.
Roxanne has also spent much of the last year explaining to people all the great benefits of the parking plan. Smart people understand, but all the dumb Cincinnati voters supporting Cranley don't.
Everyone needs to understand this - Roxanne Qualls is smarter than everyone else. She is too smart for the voters. Roxy is right to be angry at the voters. They are too dumb to understand policy discussions and it's unfair she could lose the election because of it.
The only way Qualls could lose to Cranley is if Cincinnati voters aren't smart enough to understand the brilliance of her stadium, streetcar, and parking plan ideas. Wouldn't that be tragic?