Mark Puente of the Tampa Bay Times reported today that mayoral aspirant Kathleen Ford will miss her third, fourth and fifth candidate forum this week.
That may be a dangerous strategy, even for a likely front-runner like Ford. “Some voters,” Puente writes, “are already wondering wonder if Ford has time to run the city if elected.”
In fact, a new survey from St. Pete Polls commissioned by this blog finds 76% of likely voters in the upcoming city election believe “candidates should make every attempt to attend as many candidate forums as possible?”
Ford’s latest reason for not attending a candidate forum is that it’s her husband’s birthday.
Well then, let’s hope that if Ford is elected Mayor of St. Petersburg that no pressing city business ever conflicts with important dates like her husband’s b-day.