Anthony Fasthorse thought about it real hard, then gave up a week ago.
But folks, it looks like the real deal will be announced on Thursday.
The report we have is that the Campaign to Recall Mayor Jim Suttle is in full gear.
And it is being lead (as reported by Joe Jordan the other day, after we hinted at it) by :
1) former Omaha Mayoral Recall chief Jim Cleary;
2) Omaha Burger King mogul Mike Simmonds; and
3) Tom Jizba, owner of Atlas Engineering, and more recently of the Omaha Property Owners Association, which paid for a poll showing Omahans were not gruntled with their current Mayor.
It is our understanding that Omaha Alliance for the Private Sector spokesdude, Dave Nabity, will not be and/or is not directly involved with this effort.
There may be others involved as well who may be the faces of the effort, much like Cleary was back in the Recall Mike Boyle campaign in 1987. The name of the Cleary’s group back in that day was, “Citizens for Mature Leadership”, and they succeeded in ousting Boyle on a vote of 56% - 44%.
No word yet on what this group will be called, or the exact focus of their effort. (We would note that RecallSuttle.com, RecallJimSuttle.com and RecallMayorSuttle.com are all taken and reserved anonymously.)
Joe Jordan noted that, “In order to recall Suttle, the Mayor’s opponents would first have to acquire the signatures of 26,642 registered voters in the City of Omaha. Those signatures must be gathered within 30 days.”
It is our understanding that this group will focus on Election Day, November 2nd, to collect the required signatures (also recently noted by Jordan).
Of course our information is very fluid at this point, and much of it could change.
But keep your ears pressed to the internets over the next few days.
Politics in Omaha could be blowin’ up.
From the folks at... MayorSuttleRecall.com: Their newser will be at 9:30am on Thursday on the,
"... formation of a committee to explore the possibility of a petition campaign to recall Mayor Jim Suttle."
WOWT.com streaming the presser live on Thursday morning at 9:30am.