Rick or Wright? One of you is running, but not both.
Silas, we’ll give you Captain, but you aren’t running either. And if you do – Peebles, you’re running as a Republican.
Back in January the powers that be – the money men and power brokers – should have sat down and ironed this stuff out. You don’t believe this happens, then you don’t know local politics.
As it was they didn’t, and the results were ugly, not necessarily because of the final outcome – you can make a case that there are more people in Augusta that think Richard Roundtree will make an awesome Sheriff than won’t – but because of the way they happened.
The golden candidates or the moneyed candidates (sometimes they’re the same, sometimes not quite) didn’t have that invisible momentum that is supposed to propel them to victory, which made the finishes painful to watch.
Many feel the best candidate for the job (Peebles), the one most qualified with youth on his side, lost. He was let down by the power structure that is still very much in place, yet disengaged. But there’s nothing to do now but figure out what’s next.
Word is he met with Roundtree on Saturday. Does he come back to work through the end of the year? Or what’s more, does Roundtree offer him a legitimate position in his administration? It’s happened before (Obama-Hillary) and we can see it working to everyone’s advantage if it happens here.
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