It's the night before caucus, and the endorsements appear to be flying left and right. Clark just recently received Stonewall DFL and ACORN, and Velez's endorsement by the Minneapolis Building and Construction Trades Council. It seems like mow is the time for reflecting, and so I have been.
In all honesty, it's been most likely a two person race in my head for a bit. Although I greatly enjoyed talking with Susan Howitz Hanna, and as much as I feel I should support a woman candidate, I just don't feel like she has put the thought and effort into her campaign that the others have. I know that she has only recently entered the race, but I don't get a strong grasp of what she is running for, other than because people have asked. Our ward and our city will be going through some very trying times. I need more from her than what I am seeing.
I still have not had a chance to talk to Reich. That's primarily my fault. Frankly, I was already having a very hard time deciding between Clark and Velez. I don't think I really wanted another person in the mix. Possibly that was what made me less open to Hanna as well, but I still feel pretty sure about my decision regarding her.
So that leaves two.
I have a list of pros and cons for both Velez and Clark. And I have been going back and forth for about a week now. I intended to list everything until I realized that my issue right now is that when I was done meeting with Clark I thought he was a person I'd like to sit down and discuss politics and the city's issues with. When I was done meeting with Velez, I was half tempted to ask him for a job.
I'm really enthused about both candidates. I think they would both make great city council members. But when it comes down to it, I can't make a decision yet, and I don't think I'm ready to. I need more time to see them campaign. And I want to see what Take Action Minnesota thinks. There are still a lot of people on the fence and I've decided I don't have to feel guilty about being one of them.
So I'm going to caucus undecided tomorrow. Hopefully I will see you all there.