Even if you tear down every Sheila Dixon sign in town, what you cannot tear down is the love that so many Baltimoreans have for her.
(BALTIMORE – April 22, 2016) – Normally, I would not say anything because politics is a contact sport. And, there are those who will do anything to win, even if it means cheating.
From the onset of Sheila Dixon’s campaign, being “clean” has been essentially a mandate. Further, to the best of my knowledge, Sheila has run a dignified campaign – one black people and white people alike can respect. Yes, I am biased, but I also try and stick with the facts.
Months ago, I heard Dixon campaign workers talk about the tearing down of Sheila Dixon signs. If I’m not mistaken, the words still ring in my ears: “As fast as we put ‘em up, they tear them down.”
By now, this town should be painted with Sheila Dixon signs from north to south and east to west.
A few days from Tuesday’s election, Baltimore should be painted in Dixon red.
Why? Because opposition candidates are paying people to go around and tear down signs. I am not saying something I heard; this is something I witnessed minutes ago: 1 o’clock in the morning.
I hear all of this commotion outside. When I went to look, it was two young black men tearing down the huge Sheila Dixon signs that just went up two days ago.
I became furious on so many levels. So, after I was not able to catch up with them – I decided to write. I think the most unfortunate aspect is that Sheila Dixon is the one most likely to help young black males, especially given their plethora of challenges.
Anyway – for the mayoral candidates who are that afraid of Sheila Dixon’s political prowess, the tearing down of her signs is not going to help you. Even if you tear down every Sheila Dixon sign in town, what you cannot tear down is the love that so many Baltimoreans have for her.
As much as black people need a job, I am utterly disgusted that people actually pay people – not to phone bank, not to knock on doors, not to drop literature – but pay people to tear down signs.
If I am running for office and tearing down signs is a part of my winning strategy, then, truth be told, I should not even be in the race.
In another sense, when people are tearing down your signs, it shows they fear your success. They know you’ve put in the work that they haven’t. So, it can be viewed as a compliment.
Sure, we may get away with these evil deeds under the cover of night. At the same time, there is a good God who sits high and peeps low. He sees all things and knows the desires of our heart. Hence, my support of Sheila Dixon has just gone up another ten more points.
I’ll end by saying that it is essential for my Sheila Dixon voters to come out on Tuesday (if you have not already voted) and cast a ballot for the one mayoral front runner who is from Baltimore, who is a mom and has raised two children in Baltimore, who is the only mayoral candidate who can stop a riot and is the only one running who has actually won citywide. Not once. Not twice; but three times.
This is my story, and I’m sticking to it! Sheila Dixon for Mayor!