First, say what you will about the organization of the group, they managed to turn a quick , foregone conclusion into a two-day story (by announcing their announcement two days early). Not political rocket-science, but well executed.
So, in that run up, Democrats and Suttle supporters (not necessarily the same group, by the way) has had plenty of time to formulate a response.
And guess what it was?
“Oh, yeah?! Well show us your poll!”Really.
OK, more specifically:
“If this group is going to keep advancing the erosion of our election process, they need to come forward with full disclosure of the secret polling data that is driving them.”Because that will...um...well, we don’t know what.
If you have the polling data that shows the public doesn’t like what the Mayor is doing then that will show that the public doesn’t support the Mayor?
This is one of the goofier arguments we’ve ever heard.
Hey, Democrats! Why don’t you get one of your 501(c)(4) groups, that seem to be flush with cash, to run their own poll! It is a foregone conclusion how it will turn out. And then you can...well, again, we don’t know what.
“Show us your polling data”? (Shaking head.)
That would be, “The Mayor is doing a great job and his policies are good for the city”, right? That’s their argument, correct?
Wait, coming from spokesperson, Catherine Mrs. Senator Heath Mello, it’s “Recalls are real expensive!”
That’s right up there with, “Do you know how expensive smoke alarms are?” Or, “Do you know what baby car seats COST?”
You either need them, or you don’t.
So the question is, “Does Omaha need to recall its Mayor?”
If the Mayor’s office can’t tackle that simple question, they have already lost.
But maybe they know that...