Thursday, August 04, 2005

Rob Ludeman attempts to connect then misses...

While none of the Toledo Mayoral candidates are bloggers, nor are any of them making use of the internet to the level they could; it briefly appeared that Rob Ludeman was interested in some type of immediate contact/feedback by creating a message board that was linked to his campaign website. Problem is it appears Rob never bothered to comment there. Now the link to the board has been removed from Rob's site. It still exists for those of us who had it individually bookmarked (at least at this point) but why bother to make an attempt to be "net savy" then not follow thru?

Granted, some of the posters there (especially those named after Sesame Street Characters, you know who you are) were not nice at times, but I've seen Frank Szollosi take some pretty hard hits on his blog and continue to offer a public forum. Most of what was written on Rob's board would have been quelled had he or one of his staffers bothered to respond to anything.

On a personal basis, I like Rob, I went to the same high school as Rob did and knew of him even though he was older. I am a former South Ender, that's where I grew up. I don't harbor any personal resentment that he beat a relative of mine in a council race a few years ago, but I'm not getting the feeling that Rob is really trying to run for office. Yes, I happened to have the radio on yesterday morning and just as I was about to switch Bob Frantz off heard him start talking about Keith Wilkowski and what an excellent job he is doing in getting his name and ideas out there. Moments later Rob called in the program to counter some of what was said. So we do know you are paying attention.

I rarely agree with Bob Frantz but Rob? I'm beginning to think those who state you are being nothing more than a Republican place holder in the mayoral race might be right. That's a shame, because you could do better than that.

1 comment:

Josh Pollard said...

It's truly unfortunate. We really could use a real change in this town, and with Rob being invisible, that just isn't going to happen. It's hard enough to win anything with an R next to your name as it is. But if no one knows you, you're definitely doomed...