|This letter is to clarify the
reason why the Democratic Party has LOST Duval County Florida and will
rapidly lose the remainder of the State of Florida, not to mention the
support of this organization if... steps are not taken to put
responsible action oriented individuals into position to benefit the
Democratic Party of Duval County and the Registered Democratic Voters
of Duval County.
The Democratic Party of Duval County
has a genuine LEADERSHIP problem that will only be overcome by
bringing these problems to the attention of those in
"charge". Namely Terri Brady and Dick Davis need to either
be "enlightened" or offered an opportunity to resign.
As an aside, When we did speak to
Terri Brady, she was extremely pleasant and eager to effect a web site
for the Duval Democratic Party. In fact, she made it quite clear that
she was all for it and that it was OK to proceed. She went as far as
offering to have her Communications Director, Dick Davis, get in touch
with us to assist in gathering information about the Democratic Party
here, in Duval County.
Needless to say, had Mr. Davis been
as forthcoming and up front as Ms. Brady was, there would have been no
problem. Davis, unfortunately, stonewalled and procrastinated for five
weeks while we sat waiting for some info relative to the Democratic
Party of Duval County and a list of Democratic Candidates running for
election this year.
Would you believe that when the
Republican Party in Duval was contacted, they were MOST eager to
cooperate. They offered the Candidate lists and anything else we
desired information wise. What a contrast to the cold manner in which
we were treated by the Democratic Party. It was... like Night and Day.
Honestly speaking, this is a genuine
indication of a serious problem somewhere. As a result of the way STR
was treated by the Democratic Party, we have dropped all plans of
providing a FREE, No strings attached, Web site to the Democratic
Party of Duval County. We have instead placed a Bipartisan
Political Introduction Page up that will offer identical coverage to
both the Democrats and the Republicans. Sad to say... the Democrats
have no idea what they blew away. Shame on them and their infernal
Ralph F. Mariano
Editor, Publisher STReport Magazine