Mary Norwood Just Lost the Mayoral Election

If you’re running for office in Atlanta you don’t like President Trump. Even if you do. Prevaricating on if you do or don’t might be the worst position to have and that’s the one Mary Norwood took today.

At a forum presented by V-103 and WAOK, Norwood was the only candidate who couldn’t articulate a position on the President.  (The video below starts at her response and, shockingly, every other candidate doesn’t like President Trump)

The slowest, biggest meatball imaginable was lobbed down the plate to all nine candidates at the end when asked: “what are your thoughts about Trump?”

Norwood had to clarify her position after a taunt from Sen. Vincent Fort. Her response:

“We have a president. I may not like the president. I may not support the policies that are in this country. But we have a president. This is what happens in this country. That election stands. If people wish to impeach the president they wish to impeach the president.

“But I, as the next mayor, will be committed to getting the most I can get for Atlanta in financial resources from every single part of the governments in this country.”

Dude.

Let’s see. The audience was conservatively 90% African-American, I’m going to guess. Trump won (if my reading is correct) a whopping eight precincts in the City of Atlanta. You’ve been accused of being a Republican this entire election and in 2009. The voters love it when candidates can’t say where they stand on big issues. Like, who do you think you’re going to win over? She could have won more voters if she said she still likes the Braves. 

Unforced errors will once again cost Norwood an election. She should then ride off into the sunset.

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Gregs
Gregs

I question her intelligence. Why wouldn’t you hit a slow ball down the middle in the strike zone?

gaexpert
gaexpert

you have to be completely brain dead to even ask a stupid question like that. Go ahead and vote for Fort, or Keisha or Ceasar…GTF and do it and watch what will happen to your traffic. You think Trump is gonna release federal dollars to fund a single inch of Marta, new roads, light rail or even a friggin bike trail…….oh yeah……Marta is funded by the city and thats not fair…were are gonna demand everyone else pay for it……good luck pal. Maybe you can demand the state pay for it….unfortunately none of the people on that panel can do sh!t… Read more »

Benevolus
Benevolus

I might try but I don’t understand the question.

Noway2016
Noway2016

B, I’m not sure who he’s talking to…
I personally didn’t see anything you said to warrant the response

Noway2016
Noway2016

Sorry bout that. Didn’t realize it was Gregs who’d made the comment

Gregs
Gregs

The little red button in the bottom center escaped the notice of the “expert” who likes name calling. Or, he/she doesn’t know the meaning of “reply” I can’t tell which one it is.

gaexpert
gaexpert

either way you still didnt answer the question so let me restate it…..since you insist on picking a fight with Trump how do you plan to fund all the infrastructure improvements the city needs? And TSPost doesnt count since its all matching federal and state dollars…

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Donald Trump lacks the attention span and intelligence to decipher “Good Night Moon” let alone a Federal budget or infrastructure bill. You continue to get infrastructure improvements the same way you always have: working with Congress, the Dept. of Transportation, and other Federal agencies.

This isn’t hard, bruh.

bethebalance
bethebalance

I think there is a valid point to be made that a positive relationship w the Pres would enable ease of administrative access, and perhaps even Congressional movement on fed policy and funds. The sub-questions to that are: how long does anybody stay on this Pres.’ good side, and as ACP said- what would be the actual substantive follow through and its relative value? What might ATL need to do for political purposes in exchange? Then the larger question remains- whether the value of said exchange is worth it relative to the other resources the City could muster. There is… Read more »

Gregs
Gregs

Go back and read Charlie’s post on arguing with yourself. I can’t dignify you with a meaningful response since your post makes absolutely no sense in light of my comment.

gt7348b
gt7348b

This makes no sense. The TSPLOST and MARTA sales tax are local dollars that may be matched with federal dollars, but they don’t have to be. At this point, no project is in the federal system with the local match provided by those local funds. Yes, they could be used as match, but that decision is up to the City for TSPLOST local dollars and MARTA for it’s local dollars. Also, Georgia has no matching programs, it is all local (i.e. county or municipal funds) that provide a federal match for transportation projects, unless it is on a state highway… Read more »

bethebalance
bethebalance

If her conservative leanings were going to hurt her, that would have happened already.

Benevolus
Benevolus

It’s getting harder and harder to equate “conservative” and “Trump”.