Nice to see the Register’s Frank Mickadeit finally catch up to the blogs on the Dick Ackerman running for Mayor of Irvine rumor we first reported on, with no confirmation or denial from Ackerman’s staff, and which Matt Cunnnigham quashed a few days later on Red County (apparently Ackerman can only return calls to conservative media types).
Frank muses that Ackerman would win an election as Irvine mayor easily. Of course, this is the same Frank Mickadeit who predicted John Duong would beat Beth Krom (Krom won a in a landslide).
Not. So. Fast.Ã‚Â
There’s a pretty huge groundwell of Irvine parents ticked off at our Sacramento legislative representatives who haven’t lifted a finger to help Irvine schools.Ã‚Â Visits to Ackerman’s office by parents demanding change at met with the “I’m sticking to the party line” on no new taxes.Ã‚Â This of course, while protecting the sloop hole tax for the yacht party.Ã‚Â I am not so sure Mr. Ackerman would find the same measure of support in our single purple city compared with multiple cities where the poilitical color is a littel more read.Ã‚Â So Ackerman would be pressed to explain what he did or didn’t do to help our severely underfunded school district.
Frank has already written a win in for Shea and Choi in November.Ã‚Â But ingores how vulnerable Choi is.Ã‚Â Choi can’t do much on the dias without his BlackBerry in front of him and seems to always be easily confused. The right candidate could easily take the 3-2 progressive majority into a 4-1 majority.Ã‚Â Irvine has doubled in size in the last 11 years, and the population increase plays better to blue than red.Ã‚Â
But Frank bleeds Republican. It’s all in his adjectives.Ã‚Â
HT to Mark Matassa’s blog