Unless you live in South Dallas or Oak Cliff, you did
not see this flyer. There are a lot of new people in town, but most of
them are not voters. It is really old thinking for Max Wells to send out a
flyer like this exclusively to South Dallas and Oak Cliff.
Don Hicks was a very good councilman, who
does not deserve to be paired up with Old Al Lipscomb.
Commissioner John Wiley Price represents almost all of Oak Lawn and East Dallas
on the County Commissioners' Court. Why would Max Wells not want Oak Lawn
and East Dallas to know their commissioner endorses him?
Old Al Lipscomb could not reclaim his place on the city council when he
ran against Councilman James Fantroy. So, why does Max Wells think
an endorsement from a confessed and convicted felon will help him in
Diane Ragsdale lost her council seat to the late Charlotte Mayes.
She has a following, but it's not large and she won't deliver many
votes, if any, for
Max Wells is from another time.
His campaign tactics are old school, pre-internet. You just can't
have regional or racial mailers in 2007. White people and Black people
actually talk to each other in 2007. Max Wells clearly doesn't know
new faces in the Black community when he has to stand up with a confessed and
convicted bribe taker.
The old thinking behind this backdoor mailer is exactly why Max Wells is not the
right man for the job of Mayor of Dallas. Max Wells needs to meet some new
Not mailing this flyer to North Dallas is not only closet racist, it's really
dumb. There are thousands of minority voters living North of Downtown.
Max Wells must know that, or he correctly assumes they are not the kind of
voters who would respond to an endorsement from a confessed and convicted bribe
taker. Apparently, Old Al is the best that Max Wells can do to get his
message to minority voters -- very telling, very telling.