The mayoral race is shaping up the be more fun than a potato sack race on America's Funniest Home Videos where a Dad gets hit in the crotch at some point. The candidates face serious issues, especially school budget problems, that will be corner stones of their campaigns. I'm not qualified to offer a city budget analysis. The only budget I've ever read was the word spray painted on a Budget rental truck cruising down I-64. We'll leave that stuff to the people who wear matching socks and pay for haircuts.
Let's take a look at the fun side of the campaign so far.
Candidate Nate Peterson said he would sell his last name as ad space to raise money for Richmond Public Schools. He offers an explanation for that statement in a Youtube video he posted that was most likely shot in a Fan basement.
2. Twitter Call Out
Brad Froman is on Twitter and he is pretty funny. He's not shy about answering people's questions. He even declared that he would beat Jon Baliles. Although, it's unclear if he is talking about beating him in quantity of Twitter followers or a game of ping pong.
3. The Batmobile Of Local Politics
While we are on Twitter. Some unknown local hero started an account dedicated to the parking habits of candidate and councilwoman Michelle Mosby. She drives the Batmobile of local politics that you may have seen pop up on your Facebook. Join in the fun as they invite you to submit your own pics if you see it around town.
"If you see my Mosby-mobile around town, tweet a pic using #michellemosbyparking to bring awareness to my great parking jobs. Thanks y'all!"- @MMosbyParking
The race is young and many of the candidates haven't even submitted their 500 required signatures yet. But if this is a sign of things to come, this race is going to be a lot of fun and give us a lot content to laugh at.