Saturday, December 23, 2017

Kriseman VS Baker - Who is really living in the past? October 2017

We’re just not sure where Rick Kriseman’s head is.


December 18, 2017 through December 29, 2017 I am reposting the most viewed  articles from 2017 This one is from October 2017.

St. Petersburg, Fl
Opinion by: E. Eugene Webb PhD
Author: In Search of Robin, So You Want to Blog.

You may have seen the recent Rick Kriseman television spot portraying candidate Rick Baker as living in the past and taking St. Petersburg back to the dark ages.

Before you buy this nicely contrived piece of political propaganda let’s look at some facts.
  • Kriseman has a city hall full of political cronies definitely an approach from the 1990’s
  • Kriseman invokes Barack Obama at every turn - definitely from the last decade.
  • Kriseman looks up to Charlie Crist - Really in the past.
  • Kriseman destroyed the past work done to make St. Pete’s schools improve. A huge step backward.
  • Kriseman looked the other way as mid-town lost its grocery store and other amenities.
  • Kriseman is using the old-school  approach of pretty streets and landscaping to save mid-town an approach from the 1980’s.
  • Kriseman has no announced plan to address: Public safety, Neighborhoods, Schools and Education, Jobs, City Services. He prefers the old school: “Fly by the seat of your pants”
  • Kriseman’s stock and trade- spinning the facts and lying to you at every critical moment. A long used political ploy.
  • Rick Kriseman’s only “Plan” for St. Petersburg is four more years of the same.
  • Kriseman’s past is full of broken promises, political favoritism, lies and half trues. The future will just be more of the same.
Kriseman is right about one thing if you want St. Petersburg to become another typical, corrupt, inefficient, politically biased City where you never get the truth about anything he’s your guy.

Rick Baker has always had a vision of the future.
  • Rick Baker will have a staff of subject matter experts not political cronies and campaign workers.
  • Rick Baker is his own person; he does not need to lean on other politicians for his inspiration.
  • Rick Baker will rekindle the neighborhoods with a new Deputy Mayor for Neighborhoods.
  • Rick Baker believes in access to top quality education to that end; he believes in these two mathematical formulas: (1) “A” schools = future opportunity; and (2) failing schools = limited hope.
  • Rick Baker knows how to face the future without lying about the past. You will always get the whole story.
  • Rick Baker has a plan for St. Petersburg’s Future The Baker BLUEPRINT For St. Pete. You can read it and you can believe it because history  shows Rick Baker delivers on his promises. 
Rick Baker does not have his head in the sand or in the clouds, he is laser focused on what St. Petersburg needs to continue its path toward becoming a great City. 

We’re just not sure where Rick Kriseman’s head is. 

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