All posts by Johnny Hildo

New Normal: Lessons from the Pandemic

Wow, things sure have changed, huh? The first coupla months of twenty twenty were just swimming along like normal.  The Primary season was in full swing. Wade was out there pushing his “fix the damn roads” initiative.  Folks were making the bold decision of whether to vote on March seventeenth or whether to drink cheap

Happy days are gone again in City Politics

We were supposed to have the unofficial results of the Ohio primary election to digest and regurgitate. The race to replace John Tharp as LC Sheriff should have taken several precious column inches. The fate of Toledo’s Issue One should have taken most of the rest. Plus maybe some musings on the rush to replace

Breaking the rules in City Politics

There are several unwritten rules in City Politics. One is you win elections by keeping Party discipline. Another is incumbent judges never lose an election. Perhaps the most basic rule is that voters have short memories. These three rules may come into play in November. Here’s the skinny. Rule book Rule One. Party discipline wins