I’ve had the pleasure of attending a couple of political events last week and I must say, I have to “agree to disagree” with some of my political friends. Here are a few of the things I‘ve heard. Most of which are based in sound judgment.
- "We think the world of Fernando and would gladly support him in another race”.
- "What a brave man Fernando is, running into the “burning house” when everyone else is running out”. “If it where any other race I would be front and center!”
- "You know Mayor Parker has a lot of support already.”
- "Mayor Parker has all that ‘money’, how will Fernando ever raise enough money?”
- "You wouldn’t believe all the ‘big’ names that are supporting Mayor Parker.”
- "Fernando is a great guy and so is that little wife of his. We need ten thousand more just like them, but he can’t win against Mayor Parker.”
- "It’s a waste of time and resources. We would be better off working to help elect John McCain or whoever gets nominated to run for President”.
- “Mayor Parker has all those volunteers.”
- “Mayor Parker has two MILLION dollars cash.”
So tell me does Mayor Parker slay conservatives with just a “look” from her big red eyes?
Has Mayor Parker retrieved her superhero cape from the drycleaners?
Does Mayor Parker have invisible body amour, a steel tipped manicure and magic stilettos?
Good Grief! People please; Mayor Parker puts her pants on one leg at a time just like every average guy.
Many a time I have been within mere feet of “Mayor Parker” and lived to tell of it. She is neither nine foot tall nor bullet proof. She does not breathe fire nor has she laser beam vision. She does have a couple of million bucks in the bank (in her campaign account) thanks to help from Barney Frank, plus a ready supply of “paid” volunteers. This isn’t her first rodeo and she has some strong supporters, no doubt. Kind of reminds me of Sylvia Garcia. Mayor Parker has also managed to upset almost every voter out there. Ask yourself this question. “Who might not want to vote for Mayor Parker?” How about anyone that got a water bill? How about the family and friends of the 747 city employees she laid off? How about anyone who is fiscally conservative and was led to believe Mayor Parker was also? How about the churches, schools and other non-profits she seems so willing to toss under the bus. How about the homeowners that can’t alter their home due to forced historical preservation? What has Mayor Parker done to endear herself to them? Has anyone else ever won city wide against so much money and power? Does anyone remember the “Red Light Camera” battle? The Kubosh brothers beat a large and well funded group which included many “BIG” names. They won because the people voted with them. Roy Morales got within a few points of the run off with less than 100 thousand dollars. Here in KISD we recently had a school board election where both well funded incumbents lost. They lost because people are sick of the old ways.
Why should we sit back and let Mayor Parker continue her “reign of terror and destruction”? Houston is the fourth largest city in the country and are we going to sit back and say “no we can’t” while our children’s future is wasting away? Fernando has a plan; you don’t send men into a burning building without a plan. He has no “big” names he has to repay with special favors or contracts. He wants the same thing we all want, a chance for a better life ourselves and an even better life for our kids. He needs to raise some money, no doubt. He doesn’t need two million in the bank to win. He’s got a great team of volunteers and family that will work to get the word out. He’s had block walks with nearly a hundred people canvassing the neighborhoods on a single day.
People are right about him being a great guy and having a great wife. So how about giving him a chance and seeing what happens. If we do nothing Mayor Parker gets a free ride and can spend a couple of million helping Barrack Hussein Obama get reelected.
Or do you want to support a local conservative family oriented candidate who may just win? Maybe we should look back and see that Brown, Lanier and White all won with between 120,000 and 150,000 votes. Parker only got 81,000. She’s not near as popular as one might think. Ask Sylvia Garcia how far nearly a million dollars goes when you’re running against an unknown like Jack Mormon? Jack only had 40,000 dollars and the will of the people behind him.
The perfect storm is brewing across the nation and Houston is not exempt to its influences. If our base will simply VOTE, Herrera wins. We can sit around and say we can’t win or we can get behind Herrera and WIN! He needs volunteers, he needs money and most importantly he needs help in getting out the vote. He needs to be allowed to speak to your group. I know Herrera will do his part. Will you do yours? Ask him what his vision is. There are more than enough votes and dollars out there to defeat Mayor Parker.