All posts by Johnny Hildo

So long, farewell, auf weidersehen

Goodbye to the also-rans in City Politics By the time you read this, some of you will be dead. Wait, that doesn’t sound quite right. Not dead in a literal sense. Dead in a metaphorical, political sense. Each few years the Don Quixotes of City Politics emerge from the hinterlands to tilt at the windmills

Wade through self-infliction

One-termer. It’s the ultimate political insult. It refers to someone who is elected to office, only to be turned out of office by voters after a single term. Winning re-election is supposed to be easy. An incumbent has the bully pulpit. Media coverage is pretty much automatic. Call a press event, and they will come.

Free lunch And other myths in City Politics

They said it couldn’t be done. Or wouldn’t be done. At the very least, shouldn’t be done. They tried to do it a few short years ago, and the representatives of the people refused to go along. It was decreed it would never be done. Yet against strong public sentiment, good reason, and common sense,