‘Super’dog Carson vs. Underdog Elrod vs. Unknown Sean Shepard
Three lightweight inexperienced contenders, will battle on March 11th for the congressional vacancy left by the late Julia Carson. For the Democrat Andre Carson, who filled a 2007 vacancy for Indianapolis City County Council, his first vote for a tax budget he likely had never seen, shortly after his welcoming introduction by then President, Monroe Gray, sent concern among many that he was only the Democrat’s water boy.
In stark contrast, Republican Jon Elrod, was on the Center Township Board, and repeatedly asked for the budget and annual report prior to voting on them, but the board was dismissive (IBJ Feb.11-17). This odd behavior of those in charge of taxpayer money may not be untypical of those many agencies that spend first and worry later about the consequences later (i.e. a system that pervades Indiana from Hammond to New Albany). In fact, why worry about the consequences; just spend the money because they can; not because of the ill affordability of it. Two thumbs up for Jon Elrod for asking the fiscally responsible question and later became State Rep.
As heir apparent of Julia Carson’s grandson, Andre Carson jumps in the ring’s left corner with Democrat laced gloves, including blessings from Louis Farrakhon. This coming bout, if he wins, may result in a super dog becoming a superdelegate from Indiana for the Democratic National Convention having independent influence to choose between Hillary and Barack in a tight national election.
In the right hand corner is Jon Elrod whose gloves spell “budget reform” on one glove and “tax repeal” on the other.
Activist Sean Shepard enters with Libertarian laced gloves; one glove marked “Americans for Tax Reform” and the other “Civil Liberty Protection”.
Hoosiers deserve to see and hear these candidates in order to make an informed decision. Who is the first contender to step into the ring and demand a debate before the slugfest?