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How Mike Weinstein becomes Mayor Weinstein
« on: July 22, 2006, 12:20:27 PM »
How Mike Weinstein becomes Mayor Weinstein

The next Jacksonville Mayoral election is Mike Weinstein's to lose.  The way we see it, there are four key things Weinstein needs to focus on to win in April1) Jenkins    2) Friendliness    3) Grassroots    4) Peyton's Record1) First things first.  Weinstein needs to shore up support now from any potential opponents who would take votes away from him on election day.  Battling an incumbent is never easy for the challenger, but it is almost impossible if he has other serious candidates nipping at his heels.  One possible opponent that continues to be mentioned is outgoing City Councilwoman Suzanne Jenkins.  We understand that Weinstein actually has approached Jenkins to see if something could be worked out (as in giving her a cabinet-level position?), but that meeting was rumored to consist of Weinstein's proposal having an air of  take it or leave it .  If this is true, this is definitely not the way to go about these things.

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« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2006, 02:56:11 PM »
He also needs to officially enter the race.

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I agree!
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2006, 05:03:06 PM »
I think Peyton is ripe for the pickins as we used to say up in Georgia!!  Great article and I couldn\'t agree more.  By the way, with the new commenting system, how do I post a comment without having to enter my name, email and title every time?

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« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2006, 05:31:41 PM »
Your info should be automatically saved. Also, if you log in on the front page (left side below the menu) you won\'t have to enter the password anymore.

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« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2006, 09:33:22 AM »
He needs a lot of money. Peyton and his dopes have it and Weinstein needs it. He needs to spend it to get his message out.

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« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2006, 09:01:41 PM »
There is plenty of time to get in the race. He needs to be meeting with potential supporters. Mayor John has to run on his record which consists of the initiating of a lot of projects and programs and the completion of only one, reading to four year olds!!!!
Another four years of this dysfunctional Mayor and his dysfunctional staff and you can forget the concept of consolidation.

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Get in There, Mike!
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2006, 10:44:19 AM »
We've been waiting for a long time for Mr. Weinstein.  This is a guy who understands where Jacksonville has been, where it needs to go, and specifically how to get us there.  A financial wizard and consensus builder, we need Mike's innate ability to convert our cultural and political diversity into allies so we're not wasting time bemoaning one another's agendas; rather, discovering how we can forward the best plans, overall, for Duval County.  Weinstein can do this.  His compassion and sincereity will bring out the best in everyone -- surely not the disingenuous rich boy who bought his way into nothing more than a resume filler.  Lets get it in gear...

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Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2006, 06:12:21 PM »
I just heard Mike Weinstein on television say, "...between he and I." I will never, never, never, never vote for an illiterate for mayor of Jacksonville!!!  This shows (1) lack of breeding/education, or (2) sloppiness.  We don't need either one for mayor of Jacksonville.



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Hmmmm
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2006, 08:25:22 PM »
Has the current mayor made mistakes?  Sure, no one bats 1.000 - he's had to clean up some of the mess from the prior administration including...

THE SHIPYARDS DEBACLE

There was gross negligence, pre-Peyton, in overseeing taxpayer incentives towards that project.  And who was head of the JEDC at that time?  Mike Weinstein.  That's a major blemish on his record.  He ran the JEDC for years and that organization had to be thoroughly cleaned and reorganized to make it accountable to the people.

That's the major item on Weinstein's resume.  And it's a blemish, not an asset.

I do sort of feel for Weinstein - he had a couple of drips from the electoral cup of glory hit his tongue.  And he's caught the political bug.  Jacksonville needs the debate, but he ain't gonna win.

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Blemishes, et al.
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2006, 10:36:15 AM »
Oh yeah, Mike "Shipyards" Weinstein is a real financial genius with his fingers on the pulse, I mean, in the purse, of Jacksonville.  

I'll bet Mike knows where the missing $36 million (your tax dollars) for the shipyards is.  The article mentioned his warchest.  Right.

Mike's also the guy who gave the nototriously racist Adams Mark Company $21 million (more of your tax dollars) and the choice waterfront property to build a third rate hotel.  What a stroke!

Mike belongs behind bars, not on the ballot.

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« Reply #10 on: November 03, 2006, 09:31:28 AM »
I live in Londontowne apartments. Where the crime here is high. On my street alone there is the sale of drugs and the sale of sex daily. There has been shootings and stabings and there are fights on a regular bases. The management are aware of this problem but little has changed. So to my point. Mr.Weinstein has gone to two places to check things out. I would like to know if he can come out this way to Londontowne on a friday night to see how it is and to say how he would fix the crime problem if elected. It is no longer safe to live in my apartment complex.

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« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2006, 08:43:00 AM »
I went to Mike's kickoff last night and came away thoroughly unimpressed.  I knew there was a reason that I voted for someone else last time and it was clear again last night.  The guy just does not have what it takes to lead our city.  I'm not saying that Peyton does, I just think that Mike seems to know the problems, but has no idea what the answers are.

I was also unimpressed that there were only about 200 people there, mostly B list Democrats and C and D level Republicans.  You just can't win with the bar scene crew from Star Wars as your campaign team and a bunch of folks looking for free booze as your volunteer base.

Looks like we need to get used to the idea of four more years with Peyton.