Cross Mayor Camp Off the List

November 29, 2006 at 1:20pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in The Lincolnite Blog

Jon Camp won’t run for Mayor in this spring’s election. Instead, he will run for re-election to the City Council, and he will continue to focus on his business interests. I’m certain it was a difficult decision for him.

What bugs me, though, is how arrogant he comes off as a result of the announcement. He said, for example, “Quite frankly, I know that I could’ve been elected.” I don’t like those sorts of pronouncements. Can you imagine if Colleen Seng were to say, “I have decided not to run for re-election, but quite frankly, I know I could’ve beaten any opponent”? It’s tacky. More appropriate would have been to just bow out quietly, talk about how he is keeping the door open for 2011, and maybe offer a little support for Ken Svoboda.

Update 11/30/2006: Neal shoots, he scores!

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foxspit November 29, 2006 at 2:43pm

Agreed!

Camp may be his own worst enemy when it comes to statements like this.  Great guy and sharp as a tack, but sometimes he lacks finesse.

I think he is an important ingredient on the council but as often as I agree with him, I have never seen him as a good mayoral candidate.

foxspit November 30, 2006 at 2:38pm

Great cartoon Neal!

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