Dear fellow tax hikers, we know that all of you - as well as us - are still grieving over the landslide loss of our Stadium Queen Roxanne Qualls. Yesterday we even fell ill, as it literally made us sick to see Mayor-elect John Cranley celebrating his win and moving to kill our beloved streetcar. It is important that even as we grieve, we still try to move on.
It is time to begin understanding our loss. We ask you, our loyal readers, to send us your thoughts as to why we badly lost this most important race. Is it because Cincinnati is dominated by Republicans, Tea Partiers, and COASTers? Is it because voters didn't understand the awesomeness of the streetcar and parking plan? Is it because voters weren't aware of all the good work Roxanne did to pass the Bedinghaus Stadium Tax? Is it because the Qualls campaign blew it in the black community?
We believe it is all of the above. Voters were too stupid to understand all of the brilliant ideas Roxanne has produced over the years. We also believe the one mistake Qualls made was not taking our advice regarding the black vote. We told her to return their calls. We pleaded with her to repudiate the comments of her surrogates that Cranley's black supporters were bought off. What black person would vote for Qualls if her people were accusing Cranley of not hiring enough white people?
Now it is your turn. Please share your thoughts why Roxanne Qualls was destroyed Tuesday night.