Skip to comments.Detroit poised to elect its first white mayor since 1974
Posted on 11/03/2013 1:44:11 AM PDT by Vince Ferrer
DETROIT The last time there was a white mayor of Detroit, the Vietnam War was just ending and the nation was getting used to a Supreme Court decision called Roe vs. Wade.
But now this city, which is in the midst of a trial to determine whether it is eligible for bankruptcy protection, is set to elect its first white mayor since 1974, Mike Duggan, and by an overwhelming margin. Recent polls show Duggan up by a nearly 2-1 margin over his opponent, Wayne County Sheriff Benny Napoleon, in a city that is 82% African American.
(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...
In 2005 a mixed race man named Freman Hendrix ran against incumbent mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. During the course of that mayoral campaign the issue of Mr. Hendrix mixed race heritage came up along side skepticism that he wasn’t “Black enough” to run Detroit. One can look at that as being in regards to racial or cultural issues/background. Mr. Hendrix ultimately lost.
I’m going to go the pessimistic route and say Detroit isn’t going to see a white mayor for a long time.
A white mayor? Isn’t that somehow racist???
I wish him luck!
Not a single mention in the article of party affiliation of the candidates for Mayor.....
Is there even a Republican Party in Detriot...?
Wow. What street was that? Duggan would have a lot of work cut out for him.
And guess what, it's URL is www.freep.com
At the state level, there isn’t much difference between Democrat and Republican.
What Detroit needs is a CONSERVATIVE.
What magnificent architecture ! It makes you just sick to your stomach what has been lost. I’m glad the original owners didn’t live long enough to see their needless and willful destruction. :-(
The prior White Mayor was Roman Gribbs, who is actually still alive. He was a semi-Conservative, law & order Democrat who tried to clean up the disastrous mess of his liberal predecessor, Jerome Cavanagh, but it was too late by then. This current guy running is no Roman Gribbs.
No, no Detroit GOP.
Actually this is almost a stroke of genius.
Bring in a White Mayor now and you can blame HIM for the sins of the last 40 years...(L’s/D’s seemed to be able to blame the R’s for all the maladies of the country when they finally wond back Congress after 40 years).
Of course, in Detroit, like IL, the Mayor (GOV) is just a stepping stone to becoming a license plate manufacturer.
Gary, Indiana elected a White Mayor not too long ago (a Dem, of course, over a Black Republican). He wasn’t able to do anything and resigned early.
*Detroit Mayoral Courtesy Ping*
In the bio on his campaign site, he refers repeatedly to “millage” (read tax-raising) programs that he got through.
I wonder if that euphemism will spread to other Democrat campaign verbiage.
Wow, does that pic say it all or what?
The fruits of progressivism... in plain, stark detail.
Doesn’t matter what color the mayor is, if he’s yet another life-sucking liberal. Detoilet will still continue to rot.
Maybe the blacks in Detroit are finally getting a clue.
But then, why anybody would want to be mayor of Detroit is a puzzle unless it’s to continue the graft.
Detroit WAS a grand city. Now, it is a damned city. A white mayor will still face too many challenges to bring the city up from the sewer, (BTW I grew up there).
Unless officials do something very radical, the situation on the ground looks bleak.
The only way to start is to cut crime WAY down. If a person does not feel safe after crossing 8 Mile Road (hey, remember Eminem’s film, which sounds either like chocolate sweet or a rectal enema)? They're not going to be opening any businesses there.
He is a democrat. Black or white doesn’t matter.
“Is there even a Republican Party in Detriot...?”
The kind of people that typically vote Republican do not purposely destroy their own cities.
Good luck to anyone wanting to run for mayor there.
I think I'm going to put in my 'Gran Torino' DVD...
Too late now, unless he knows how to run a CAT D9 Bulldozer, and start over. The lib-dem unions and pol trash have ruined the city. The land isn’t even suitable for farming; it’s too polluted, compacted and ruined.
There is no more Detroit. Gone
That looks like Alfred between Woodward and Brush.
It’s where the Lumber Barons lived before the Auto industry took off.
I was an East sider for the first 38 years of my life. Now I’m a refugee in Fort Worth.
Im going to go the pessimistic route and say Detroit isnt going to see a white mayor for a long time.
Just long enough to go bankrupt and blame it on the white guy.
Creepyass cracka to the rescue.
Does he have a bullseye shirt to go along with his new post? Meaning, we need a white guy in here to blame
I’m sure New Yorkers will revel in their election of a “white mayor” this week.
I am not a native, but I have been here quite a while but I wasn't aware of all the players on the county or local level. A conservative friend tells me Duggan was from the Ed McNamara camp which was maybe bad or worse than this Ficano carnival.
Please give me and other Freepers a mini-history lesson in the real down and gritty local Michigan politics. Thanks!
Perhaps Cripplecreek can give you a quick briefing on how our Attorney General and Gov. post the last election cycle have cleaned up voting, even in Detroit. It looks like no ballot stuffing shenanigans this time...
I hope someone will post that picture of Detroit and Hiroshima today versus 1945. It has the caption that continuous rule by Democrats does more damage than a direct nuclear blast.
Wise up, whitey. You’re getting stuck with the leftovers.
he is just a white demoRAT then? They only vote RAT. Just like in memphis. They will vote a white RAT over a conservative Black Woman nearly 95% of the time. Only conservatives voted for her.
he is a write in candidate because the Dem party machine kicked out his petition .
he won the primary as a write in .
He is the retired former Ceo of the Detroit medical center .
He is a decent guy .
So true...a lesson that never seems to enter into the libtards mind...
Of course. This way they can blame the Detroit mess on whitey.
LOL... “Porgy, Porgy, you’re a white man, you got to help us!”
So Detroit is about to elect a white mayor. The city’s decline accelerated beginning in 1974, when Detroiters elected a red mayor.
Perhaps he just looks white but actually has the soul of a black criminal thug
Bring in a White Mayor now and you can blame HIM for the sins of the last 40 years
Exactly. Elect a fall guy to take on the role of scapegoat. Then its right back to progressivism.
Proof that democrats are an infection and not a party.
Thanks for the insider’s explanation. What do you think Detroit would need to come back to even a shadow of itself?
Is the tool insane...of course he is...he is a LIB/DIM.