About What I Expected
Yes it was an ass kicking. But one I was fully prepared for. I campaigned on lowering the property tax rate, expanding school choice options, and fostering community-academic partnerships that can address health and social problems better than ineffective city agencies.
At the end of the day in Baltimore, no matter how good your policy prescriptions or how well you articulate them, this is a Democratic town and will be for a long time to come until the systems of patronage and corruption are broken.
Even though I am no big fan of the Baltimore Sun, I have to give credit where credit is due and Sun reporter John Fritze deserves some. He is a straight shooter and was fair and honest with me.
This fight is over, but there is a special session on with massive tax/spending increases and a duplicitous governor and Democratic leadership to fight.