Good Luck Mr. Bing
They give some very good reasons to support Mr. Bing
He has proven management abilities, and as a businessman in an extraordinarily tough and competitive industry, he has learned how to cut waste and operate efficiently.
That will be particularly useful, considering that three audits released last week found city departments can't account for tens of million of dollars in spending and revenue.
City Hall needs a thorough housecleaning, best delivered by someone whose independence is unquestionable.
Bing promises to focus on creating jobs; something he's actually done in the city.
He has invested his own money in economic development in Detroit, rebuilding the neighborhood around his steel plant and beginning a housing project on the riverfront.I concur that, as far as I can tell, he is the bestl choice. He is probably best known for being a the sole bright spot on the floor of those days when the Pistons were lovable losers rather than a respectable team. His real success however is as a businessman. I wish more professional athletes (and other entertainers) would do what this man did; take his money and invest it in businesses that create jobs.
My enthusiasm is dampened however by this, it won't make a bit of difference. Dennis Archer was a decent man and I had a lot of hope for him when he replaced the biggest political slimeball in political history, Coleman Young (Racist, Crook, Socialist) as the mayor of Detroit. Mayor Archer was a relatively decent man (remember that saints don't survive politics) but he ran into the machine that governs Detroit including the Conyers family and Kilpatrick's family as well. These people own Detroit and it will be impossible to fix the city without prying it out of the hands of this, no other word for it, this local mafia that controls Detroit. If Mr. Bing wins, which is very possible, he too will have to deal with the same bunch of deeply entrenched crooks who will undermine him at every turn, just like they did Dennis Archer.
I sincerely wish him luck and Godspeed because, if he wins, he will need it.