Let me say this about that: ignore every single one of these people as possible Cuyahoga County Board of Elections members or director:
plus Jimmy Dimora whom I was told last night is angling to get on the BOE,
THEN: let Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner do her job, for goodness sakes.
I can’t even say that the last thing we want to do is have all these political party people on the Board of Elections – anarchy would be better (though I don’t know how different it would look). Who’s idea was it to have such politics involved in what should be an entity held accountable by and to the voters of this county? Not an ordinary voter’s idea, that’s for sure.
Personally, I have nothing but good words for Rob Frost, and primarily nothing but good words for Bob Spada and Jim Trakas, my current state senator and former state representative respectively. Bob Bennett – not so many good words, but I have seen him in better form (like at the Beachwood presentation I attended after the November elections).
But this jockeying and posturing and posing is just plain old Ann Coulter schoolyard b.s. and, like the vapid language used by bullies, does nothing to advance or enhance the elections process or rebuild the completely nonexistent trust that the people of this county need to have in its BOE.
Brunner is right: perception has overwhelmed process and we need a clean, apolitical start. There’s no room for selfishness on the part of politicians when it comes to protecting the one thing every Cuyahoga County voter should guard with selfishness: their vote.
In honor of the show I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change: We might have learned to love you, you might have been perfect if the system weren’t so saturated with politics, now get out of the picture.
If anyone wants to nominate some more babies, from any point on the political spectrum, feel free to throw them out too.