(Editors note: I have never been one to tote the party line just to tote the party line and with that being said, I have to agree with the Journal Gazette editorial, "Another term for Tom Henry. I've interviewed both Mayor Tom Henry and Paula Hughes and when it comes down to it, Tom Henry has been a pretty good mayor for Fort Wayne and I refuse to support so-called fiscal conservatives who have a past of not necessarily being just that. There goes my vast right-wing conspiracy card!)
Unfortunately, their campaigns have too often been more of a nasty distraction than a guide to help voters choose. Democratic incumbent Tom Henry is not like President Obama, and the city’s debt is both well managed and appropriate. Republican Paula Hughes is not a tax-crazy liberal out to stop leaf pickup.
The mayoral election comes down to two questions:
•Should voters fire Tom Henry?
•Has Hughes made a compelling case she would be a better mayor?
The answer to both questions is no, and Henry has earned re-election.
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