On Monday Omaha Mayoral candidates Hal Daub and Jim Suttle debated at the OWH.
And what did we learn?
Well, we learned that Jim Suttle thinks that Hal Daub acted as a "Dictator" during "the chaos" in his time as Omaha mayor.
You got that?
"Chaos" in Omaha. Of course emanating out of all that chaos was the Qwest Center, West Dodge Expressway, business parks, lower property taxes and on and on.
And all that happened, according to Suttle, while Daub was dictating to everyone first thing every morning ("I want a cup of coffee and a muffin!"). Was there a vote of the people? NO! Did he allow the City Council to discuss stuff? NO! Did he disband the media and take over the TV stations and begin broadcasting Radio Daub? YES!
Oh wait, what?
So what the hell is Suttle talking about? We have no idea.
But we did learn in that little debate that Jim Suttle doesn't know what an immigration Sanctuary City is. And we learned that he still has no concrete plans for pretty much anything.
How to deal with crime? Well, his Outcome is zero truancy and 100% graduation. Wow! What a GREAT idea! How to accomplish that? Well, we'll get everyone together...and...well...uh..., well, he's not SUBTLE about Omaha!
And that's pretty much how the whole thing went.
Daub was standard Hal Daub: On top of every issue. Knowledgeable about the facts. And slamming it back at Suttle time after time.
Suttle: I really want to push wellness in our health care. That's really important and something we don't focus on.
Daub: I agree. That's why I founded the Wellness Council in Omaha (or whatever it was), and was President and CEO of a business in the wellness industry.
Anyway, the debate is an hour long and you can find it on Cox on Demand, or at the OWH's website by clicking here.
And if you're a concerned voter in Omaha this year, you pretty much can't complain about not having enough information on the candidates. Daub and Suttle have been to nearly every forum around, have debated head to head numerous times, and have their views (or lack there of) posted on their websites.
And now to bolster Daub and Suttle's views more -- along with all the City Council candidates, Cox has posted a teleprompted monologue from each of them (some very hostage video-esque) on YouTube.
And as if these poor suckers don't have it hard enough -- raising money, walking door to door -- we've put up the worst vidcap we could get of them.
(Hey, and guess if Jim Suttle is "Subtle about Omaha". Twice.)
And notice that each candidate uses around five minutes of time...except Jon Blumenthal (about a minute and a half). Waste of three minutes, or shrewd move to encourage someone to actually watch his whole video? You decide.
To check out each candidate's vid, click on their name below: