Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Siegel wrongly says Hunt shouldn't run for mayor because the job is too difficult
But more important than that, I don't want a mayor who only wants to preside over a City Council in good times. True leaders are moulded during hard times. It was Harry Truman who famously said "I'll stand by you, but if you can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen." If Hunt can't take the heat, then she should not be mayor at any time, not now, not four years from now.
I have not always agreed with Angela Hunt, but I never thought of her as one who shied away from difficult decisions. In fact, she has come across to me as an individual who studies until she learns all sides of an issue and, unswayed by outside voices, makes the learned decision she firmly and passionately believes is the right one. Perhaps that's exactly the type of person we need as mayor at this time.
I would rather much have a mayor interested in leading instead of winning a popularity contest.