RNcyanide wrote:I remember a while back, a reporter asked Mayor Stothert if she had ambitions to run for a state office, to which she said absolutely not. This would allow her to take advantage of the more moderate political climate in Omaha and do things like this. That way, she doesn't have to worry about goose-stepping with a party and having this come back to haunt her like other politicians would.
A lot more would get done if more politicians acted like Mayor Stothert and Congressman Ashford. I was worried that our state was headed toward the awful party line rhetoric that seems to have grabbed hold of the nation with our two new Senators, be the loudest cheerleader for your party's most extreme stances and get political power(this happens on both sides). I am very glad that Ashford has reached across the aisle, even if I disagree with some of his stances the free thinking mentality is the only way to get meaningful things done. Same with Stothert, I have not liked all of her stances, but she has decided to not handcuff herself to her party and I applaud her for that.