Skip to comments.Detroit mayor stages come-from-behind win in re-election
Posted on 11/09/2005 8:07:04 AM PST by Dan from Michigan
Detroit mayor stages come-from-behind win in re-election 11/9/2005, 10:29 a.m. ET By DAVID RUNK The Associated Press
DETROIT (AP) Voters gave Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick the second chance he asked for in a come-from-behind victory, although he said he recognized that his tough re-election bid sent many supporters fleeing.
The charismatic 35-year-old credited the support of those who remained loyal religious leaders, campaign volunteers and family as he gave thanks to God in an early morning speech Wednesday.
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Detroit will be more dangerous than the worst parts of Iraq in a year.
What the hell is a Kwame Kilpatrick?
This thread title is a little "suggestive".
Detroit seems to like being in such bad shape....I guess what pushed Kwame over the top was taking off the earrings.
Wasn't my title, but Detroit's in for another collective screwing.
"come from behind " win? Was the GAY VOTE that important?.......
As in last minute votes came from behind the curtain...
I see there's a headline on the Detroit Free Press saying that 33% of Detroiters want to leave.
Are we allowed to even link to the Free Press? If so, here's the article:
Poll finds 33% of Detroiters want to leave
Detroit is "stuck on Stupid".
This should be a wake up call to all who love America.
As I've said in the past, with Detroit's notorious voter fraud, it isn't important who excites the voters - it only matters who controls the vote cheating apparatus.....
According to FOX news there was quite a bit of hand counting going on.
I would have thought that all of the mayoral candidates would have waited until the last minute to turn in a few ballot boxes at 3:00 am, then head over to Denny's.
I guess that only the incumbent controlled the vote counting process, or else his opposition is too incompetent to steal an election. If you can't steal an election, how will he ever pillage a city budget?
Counting the votes. Just another benefit of being the mayor.
Marion Barry Syndrome strikes Motown.
Vast areas of the city are reverting to wasteland and fields as the human population and business flees the corrupt democrat party.A lot of that is due to federal enviornmental laws. The way CERCLA stands, a new property owner stands to inherit the responsibility for cleaning up anything and everything found by any further examination of a site. Therefore, it makes more sense to just locate in a greenfield.
Is this the Black Irish I've been hearing about? Is Mayor Kilpatrick related to Donovan McNabb?
Last night, the local detroit tv stations said there was a "technical glitch" that prevented all the votes from being counted. The geniouses in Detroit decided to move the ballots to Detroit city hall to count them by hand. Considering the controversy with Jackie Curry's "ambassadors" and the feds looking into the extremely high absentee vote, it looks like the election could have been stolen. It doesn't matter, the sheeple of Detroit will take it all in stride. Kwame is already back to his old self, talking like he's from the ghetto again. I'd expect to see him start wearing the earring again soon. What a disgrace.
WHAT A GREAT DAY FOR THE CITIZENS OF DETROIT!!!! Oh my when will they ever learn.
I wonder how this factors in in defeating Grandstander next year, not sure it is a good sign.
"Yesterday was a cluster-screw on every front, save Ohio...."
ATTENTION GOPers..... those of you who did not vote yesterday...shame on you all. To not cast your votes and let 'Rat influence drag this country down the toilet is pathetic... We will not take back this country if you don't at least vote on election day.
And one more time.........the dead voters pull it off for the Dims.........worse than Milwaukee.
I posted this last night in reference to NJ, but I think it is even more applicable here.
The line "they're animals, so let them lose their souls" comes to mind at a moment like this.
Great. More sprawl.
If they all come out to my area, I hope they don't bring Detroit politics out here and mess everything up.
Well 49% of Detroit voters cast ballots against the current corruption, so its quite likely that many of those who leave will come from that crowd.
They're still democrats. (Hendrix was a dem too, just more competent than Kwame)
Yeah, but it makes such a good backdrop for dystopic scifi flicks.
Being that anyone who lives in Detroit and HAS A JOB works for Mayor Kilpatrick, why should we be surprised?
Seriously, can't the Feds come in and turn it into a National Historic Park? I would love to see River Rouge (out of the City Limits, I know) turned into a National Monument myself.
No, I think he's related to Shaquille O'Neal.
That was before the Necro-American precincts reported in.
For you non-Michiganders, The FBI is all over this election and the head election official was beaten and was in court (all over local Detroit TV).
By the looks of it, she may end up in the bigga-house.....
BY the way, the Reelected Mayor is in for a rough road, they are so broke receivership is an option with the state taking over.
The bad news is Gov. J. Grandholm would appoint a crony liberal lackee and status quo nothing would continue to be done.
I live in Detroit. While I voted for Hendrix, I'm not that upset at Kwame's win. His personal issues aside, Detroit looks better than it ever has in my lifetime. Belle Isle has been immaculate for the past three years and I've never seen so much construction downtown. In the middle of an awful local economy, we have two office towers and two hotel projects going on. (Not including the casinos.) Almost every abandoned building downtown has been rehabbed, being rehabbed or will be in the next two years. The city issued over 1000 new house permits this year. They'll issue 1000 more next year and the year after that. A lot of that was the fruit of Archer's labor, of course. But Kwame willed the Riverfront Conservancy to action and raised almost $100 million in private donations to reclaim the riverfront.
I don't want to sound pro-Kwame because the man really is a creep. But by and large he got things done amid a terrible local economy and a half-wit city counsel.