Hi. A lot has been said of late about the costs of running for Mayor and about two candidates in particular. One is self-made millionaire venture capitalist David Warnock. The other is a government employee, attorney Elizabeth Embry. Mr. Warnock is wealthy. Ms. Embry is not.
David Warnock is a good man. He’s just not a good candidate with anything exceptional to offer the people of Baltimore.
Smart and hard working, he has a long-proven record of success as a venture capitalist and has spent millions of his own money through his foundation and other initiatives for the benefit of his adopted city. So why isn’t he doing better in the polls?
As part of our continuing study of the most interesting candidates running for Mayor, we’ve been focusing recently on David Warnock.
Mr. Warnock has an exceptional story. A self-made millionaire venture capitalist, in many respects he is a personification of the American dream, an example many in the City of Baltimore will envy and hope to emulate. But is he the best, the right choice to lead the all-inclusive economic recovery and growth, to create the jobs that will, sooner rather than later, eliminate the unemployment and poverty that have plagued the city for generations – and that are, without question, the root cause of so many of Baltimore’s problems?
Mayoral Candidate David Warnock is justifiably proud of his accomplishments in business. He should be. Starting with very little, he’s made a great deal of money – millions of which he has used through his Warnock Foundation and other means to help people in the city of Baltimore. It’s a great story and he deserves our respect for his accomplishments – and for his willingness to walk away from what he has built for a second, much more demanding and less lucrative career in public service.
You know how, sometimes, there’s something that’s so clear to you, crystal clear, but no one else seems to see? Take Donald Trump, for example. You and everybody you know agrees Trump’s a flaming jerk. So why is he doing so well in the polls? Who are all these people who believe his special brand of crap and think he’s God’s gift to the Presidency? What is it about this blowhard these people don’t get?