ZAC STRIKES BACK

Mayoral candidate and fellow traveler in the journalistic sludge Zac Crain says we should take him more seriously. We do. It’s just that numbers and finances can be cruel to the quixotic.

Just read your piece in the June issue on the forthcoming mayoral election. Good stuff. One minor quibble: “Of that group, Zac Crain is the easiest to dismiss.” That’s all fine and good; it’s your opinion and you are, obviously, entitled to it. But … perhaps I would be harder to dismiss if I had been given, like every other official or potential candidate you mentioned, a chance to speak for myself.

I might not win, but I think people might underestimate my chances to make a difference in the race. Even taking into account your “drunk on optimism” forecast, 147,500 voters is small enough number to be affected, especially in such a volatile political climate.

While I appreciate the mentions by Adam and Tim on FrontBurner — though I wish Tim’s take on my candidacy went deeper than my taste for beard cultivation and bourbon consumption — the fact is not all of the mag’s readers are also “FBvians.” Your piece in D might be their first exposure. At the very least, I could have been given a sentence or two to expound on my candidacy. It’s not as though I’m difficult to locate.

I suppose it’s too late now. But if people do want to know more about me and my campaign, they can head to www.crainformayor.com. Or they can find me at the AAC tonight in section 319, where I will be watching my sadly Jet-less Mavs send your endlessly protesting Spurs home for the summer.

Hey, nice photo. Beard and all.

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