You don’t have to take my word for it, but newly elected Polly Christensen – who’s now earned the moniker “Polly Progressive” (hat tip The Coyote) – easily has had the worst start of any Longmont city councilmember. And that’s saying something considering Sean McCoy once sat on that council. Here’s a recap of what’s gone on, with links and tweets galore. But first, this awesome YouTube video: Continue reading
Great leaders as mayors are highly visible in times of crisis. The classic example was that of Rudy Giuliani with the 9/11 attacks. He served to calm and reassure New York City as well as the entire nation.
By comparison, Longmont mayor Dennis Coombs was not at all visible to the public for 2 1/2 days after the September flood. When he did appear via media, it was a hastily produced web video of little value.
I have no doubt that Dennis Coombs is a terrific restaurant owner, but he is a fish out of water serving in public office as mayor. Challenger Bryan Baum has always carried the presence and wisdom of a mayoral leader and is best suited to lead Longmont both in good times and in times of crisis.
Mayor Coombs, who proclaims himself the “Mayor for everybody” on his website, apparently doesn’t think too highly of a fairly substantial segment of Longmont residents.
Life is good, especially when you flush out those that never should have been part of your daily existence. This includes former friends, political enemies, and even some that may be political allies. The offers and requests for getting back into, or remaining in, the political game haven’t slowed, but my response has been the same: no thanks. Like I said, life is good. Continue reading