The clear winners in last nights debate were Mayor Parker, KUFT, and the debate panel. Thanks to KUFT and the panel for their service. The clear losers were the members of the audience who endured 2 hours of political buffoonery.
Three of the five challengers have no business being involved in anything political besides running for their local HOA, Fitzsimmons, Cook, and Dick. Fitzsimmons, a member of the Social Party (I didn't know we had one), and Cook wasn't able to keep track of time, either runny over on multiple occasions or just quitting in mid thought to avoid the hook. They provided little to the conversation.
Dick, a member of the Republican Tea Party was the joke on the floor with everyone waiting for him to faint, fart or both at the same time. He is what the Tea Party has to offer.
The Ben Hall campaign will go down as a model campaign of what not to do. You would think that after spending $2 Million of his own money he would have something better than daily attacks on Mayor Parker and the ability to pay his damn taxes. Hall brought nothing to the table besides what we have seen in countless press releases.
Douglas. Besides coming out of no where to run for the Harris County Democratic Party Chair, she is politically an unknown but her performance was better than the others combined which is not saying much. She is either a perpetual candidate or a shill for a politically involved group of people. Her next campaign will tell.
Mayor Parker. A debate with a worthy opponent would showcase her knowledge of the city and the challenges facing Houstonians today. In this debate we were able to get just a glimpse of that knowledge. Those who are not familiar with Parker were deprived of this by five buffoons who think running for office is some kind of game.
It's not. The scorecard: Parker, Douglas, Hall, Cook, Fitzsimmons, Dick.