Former City Attorney Ben Hall has been providing rumors of running for Mayor of Houston. He’s quietly slipped into the news on the premise, he’s the one Houston is waiting for. The major announcement came just last week, but is he ready for prime time, or the office of Mayor of the City of Houston is the question.
As Charles Kuffner, Off the Kuff, points out, Hall is in the race, but his campaign web page is not. His campaign Facebook page is ‘Sorry, this page isn't available, The link you followed may be broken, or the page may have been removed.’ His agenda page is, ‘The web page cannot be found.’
Perhaps Hall is in it, but not to win it, but to spin it for future political purposes. Politics is indeed a science fiction mini-series, just waiting to happen. Hall’s a personal injury attorney, a graduate of of Harvard Law School and as we all know, both are among the most Liberal of all liberals.
To his credit, or discredit, Hall is under the impression, Mayor Annise Parker’s 16 years of Houston politics is really not in the best interest of the city. According to him, Houston ‘suffers from leadership fatigue.’
To his discredit, Hall is stuck in the past with campaign issues that have absolutely nothing to do with the year 2013, or 2014:
“A mayor must do more than simply balance a budget,” he said. “A mayor must do more than simply dream of ways to tax and penalize residents. We need more than just a manager, we need a leader. And we need more than just a leader, we need a leader with vision, someone who sees a way out of this morass. You can continue the strangulation hold on the taxpayers and residents, or we can choose a different way forward … by opening up the city to the international marketplace.”
A challenger must do better than issue rumors, announce intentions and do so completely unprepared. Mayor Annise Parker is running for a third term. Houston Police Officer’s Union presented her with an endorsement check of $10,000.00 to jump start her campaign. Houston Black Police Officer’s Association has endorsed Hall, but with no reports of contributions and that’s why Houston is calling the former City Attorney, where are you?.