Here is the text of an anonymous message I just received on my phone while away from my desk. Caller sounded like an elderly woman:
"About three days ago I received a recorded call from a woman asking about the special election to be held in November for a new mayor. And I think it's in very poor taste. She wanted to know who I would vote for in that election. Seems to me it is disrespectful to Mayor Collins to be contacting people about that at this date and I just wondered if other people felt the same. I can't imagine anyone thinking that we're interested in selecting a new mayor at this time."
Do you agree?
The Blade's @IgnazioMessina wrote about this on Monday. I don't think my caller was aware that there's already a lively discussion about this robo-call going on there in the comments section at the bottom of the article.
The robo-call survey was conducted by the Northwest Ohio Conservative Coalition and seemed interested in finding out how Republican Councilman Tom Waniewski stood up against other local politicians (all Democrats) in the special election for mayor on Nov. 3.
The truth is that many people are discretely discussing this subject, and started doing so within days of the late D. Michael Collins suffering what turned out to be a fatal cardiac arrest on Feb. 1. He died on Feb. 6 and was given a heartfelt, well-attended community funeral that let people express the grief they felt.
At some point, this discussion is going to emerge into the wide open.