As a first-time candidate for political office I can attest to the problem of money and running for political office. The system in this country makes it extremely difficult for non-wealthy people to run for office.
Why is Cincinnati/Hamilton County on the verge of turning purple? The answer isn’t simple but much of the blame must rest on our political leadership for being slow in implementing mask wearing, social distancing rules and weak messaging.
We need (real) leadership in the midst of this pandemic. We should be putting more effort into creative, instructive messaging (public health communication), in particular, addressing the disparity in the effect of COVID 18 on communities of color.