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Pick Graham over Dean in Warren

April 9, 2013

The Tribune Chronicle Editorial Board endorses challenger Jim Graham over incumbent Robert L. Dean for the Democratic nomination for Warren City Council president....

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featherstone

Apr-12-13 12:39 AM

Sam. Your right. Got twisted there thinking way outside. Need to get more sleep lately!!

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DelphiRetiree

Apr-10-13 8:38 PM

Got ya. Correct.

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featherstone

Apr-10-13 7:47 PM

This person I mentioned ran for state rep. Council Pres can be from any ward, correct?

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featherstone

Apr-10-13 7:34 PM

Am I aloud to name or is it against the L A W?

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DelphiRetiree

Apr-10-13 6:21 PM

Feather - Who's the Republican from the NW side? I'm a Democra. I'd like to meet him.

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DelphiRetiree

Apr-10-13 6:19 PM

"That being said, Delphi has continuously, since the mayoral primary, seemingly laid 140% of the blame for his sad situation at the feet of Jim Graham."

No, I don't blame Graham for the injustice don't to the Delphi retirees, and you know that, Naive. My beef with Graham is that he told me eye to eye that he'd "do anything" to help the Delphi retirees. He also said that he spoke to the leaders of our organization and told them the same thing. After my conversation with Graham, I verified that he had snookered our representatives (as I already knew).

I only hold Graham responsible for what he said he'd do, then did NOTHING. He's a phony hypocrite, at best.

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featherstone

Apr-10-13 5:23 PM

Warren absolutely has to take a different avenue. Stop trying to FIX what is not repairable, and find attractive elements and incentives for buisness to come. There is a fine balance, its just not more people working but better jobs so residents stay, circulate revenue which raises standard of living.

Then, Warren wouldn't need these garbage outfits like sunshine, federal grants for anything and everything.

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featherstone

Apr-10-13 5:12 PM

Nativio. That is an interesting concept. The most concerning part of Republicans to me has always been hard rights, but Warren needs a different approach, even an independent would be interesting.

Now, play my broken record. JOBS, decent, long term stable jobs are key to problems. Grahm, or any person on city council by themself Will not bring jobs, esp. in these times a former union Pres. just may scare buisness away. I Hate saying that but...

I'm surprised a certain Republican from N.W. side didn't give this position a shot. Not a bad guy, from what little I know of him. Would've been ideal opportunity for him.

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featherstone

Apr-10-13 5:12 PM

Nativio. That is an interesting concept. The most concerning part of Republicans to me has always been hard rights, but Warren needs a different approach, even an independent would be interesting.

Now, play my broken record. JOBS, decent, long term stable jobs are key to problems. Grahm, or any person on city council by themself Will not bring jobs, esp. in these times a former union Pres. just may scare buisness away. I Hate saying that but...

I'm surprised a certain Republican from N.W. side didn't give this position a shot. Not a bad guy, from what little I know of him. Would've been ideal opportunity for him.

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6452901

Apr-10-13 4:57 PM

Graham, in my opinion brings documented leadership experience to the City, which is what they lack. Anyone can be a politician, few are leaders. He gets my vote.

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reallytiredofit

Apr-10-13 2:18 PM

I seldom agree with the endorsements that the Tribune makes, but that are absolutely right on this occasion. There are only two candidates running for the office. Bob Dean has demonstrated, in his first term as council president, that he doesn't posses the leadership qualities needed to successfully use the bully pulpit that this position commands. Jim Graham can only be an improvement for the City of Warren.

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nativio289

Apr-10-13 1:02 PM

I agree, feather. Greed, plus global capitalization, the falls of socialism and true communism and globalization all colluded to **** Delphi and its workers, hourly and salary.

Folks should get 100% of what they worked for and were told they were working for.

Would love to see a republican break through into Warren somehow at some point. I've always thought that republican/conservative methods and practices work well at the local level and let the federal government work with more liberal methods and practices...

I feel bad for anyone who got ****** out of their pensions...

That being said, Delphi has continuously, since the mayoral primary, seemingly laid 140% of the blame for his sad situation at the feet of Jim Graham.

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DelphiRetiree

Apr-09-13 11:49 PM

Graham demonstrated his "ability" tonight at a neighborhood association candidate debate. He tried to impress the crowd by name-dropping the Mayor & Law Director's names. He stated more than once the "resources" he brings, but never did tell the crowd what those "resources" are. Pretty empty words, like those he made to us retirees. Voters should see right through him.

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featherstone

Apr-09-13 10:40 PM

There goes another opportunity for a Republican to step up! Nah, just wine, point fingers and wish upon a star!

How did I know Delphi and Downtown Duke would be on this? And each other?

Sam. You know salary people are at the Companies mercy, If Delphi is angry, its understandable. Believe everybody deserves what worked for. Don't know what Grahm said/promised or did, don't believe he'd be any better than Dean.

Nativio, doubt Delphi had any say so in jobs going to Mexico, ironic.. salary and union ended up with the same enemy.. greed.

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PoohBear

Apr-09-13 5:57 PM

5/8/13 Dean 60% Graham 40%

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DelphiRetiree

Apr-09-13 4:29 PM

Naive - No, I am not interested in your opinion of the shortcomings of current Council members. That is already well documented. But we don't need another member that is lacking the same qualifications.

As to your last comment, when a man tells you to your face that he'd help, and makes no mention that he has, & then does nothing, he deserves NO respect, including from the voters of Warren.

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nativio289

Apr-09-13 1:49 PM

Continued: Since Graham is a man who never helped move jobs to Mexico, I would add that he might have more respect for the workers and citizens of Warren than some of you salaried upper management types did and do.

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nativio289

Apr-09-13 1:49 PM

Counterpoint with my favorite broken record!

1- Do you want a list of the councilpersons who had NO political experience before getting on council?

2- Do you want a list of the councilperson who have had NO business experience?

3- Please name the Councilpeople who have the image to attract business leaders to help Warren. Name them and name the business people that they have enticed to help.

4- goes along with #3.

5- You had number five. Guess that salaried position really did not ferment an attention to detail in you!

6- Please state what the head of the Lordstown auto union was supposed to do for you. Please state how you've come to the conclusion that Graham did not have conversations with national leaders. Please state how you came to the conclusion that he has no respect for you folks. Since Graham is a man who never helped move jobs to Mexico, I would add that he might have more respect for the workers and citizens of Warren than some of you salaried upper mana

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jtoday

Apr-09-13 1:02 PM

This statement has nothing to do with this editorial but I have a question for DelphiRetiree. Isn't City Council an entry point to get political experience? You have to run for something, right?

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DelphiRetiree

Apr-09-13 11:13 AM

Jim Graham is trying once again to weasel his way into Warren politics. He lost EVERY single ward but one during his embarrassing run for Mayor. One would think that the voters sent him a clear message that he is not wanted. Perhaps he is a slow learner.

The reasons are many why Jim Graham is NOT the right person for the job of President of Council.

1. He has ZERO political experience. 2. He has ZERO business experience. 3. He has ZERO experience enticing business to want to be in Warren. Quite the contrary! 4. He has ZERO image to attract REAL business leaders to help Warren. 6. He displayed ZERO respect for the Delphi retirees (fellow citizens of Warren) when he himself vowed to assist them in their plight, then the hypocrite did NOTHING.

Say NO to Graham in May! His image is NOT what Warren needs!

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WarrenProud

Apr-09-13 5:46 AM

Change is good. Voting for Graham would at least shakeup council.

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