Robin Cape works her tail off for Asheville; give her a mulligan

I'm a guy. My socks don't often match, my shirts need ironing and I probably drink too much beer — but I work hard and provide for my kids. I also bench-press more than own body weight and always choose the hottest available hot sauce. When it comes to politicians, I'm typically pretty skeptical of them, especially ones that change their minds about whether they want to run or not. It's wishy-washy.

Robin Cape did that. However, I happen to know that, in her case, it was because she was going through a tough time and trying to provide a new home for her daughter after a difficult divorce. Robin works her tail off for Asheville and does a lot of good for those of us who prize a high quality of life.

Okay, so she changed her mind. I, for one, am willing to give her a mulligan. Go, Robin!

— William Harwood
Asheville

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3 thoughts on “Robin Cape works her tail off for Asheville; give her a mulligan

  1. James L

    Um no. She travels across the country on the taxpayers dime to pretend she’s a major player in the environmental cause and act like some kind of environmental savior while the city can’t pay its bills or fix its own building. She can’t comprehend most of what’s placed before her and is more interested in squabbling like a child based on her performance in council meetings. Then she makes excuses for not following the elections process because, like everything else, those rules don’t apply her. The city needs professionals with the ability to perform the actual duties of a council position, not more of the same posers pretending to be something they’re not. The best we’re going to manage this election is new posers.

  2. BBRossi

    I wouldn’t equate supporting Robin with granting her a “mulligan”. That term implies that a “mis-hit” was made and that forgiveness should be given. Robin made the correct decision at the time she did, given the death of her father and her divorce, to not announce for re-election. Her personal landscape settled down faster than she thought, so she explored her options for jumping in after all. Election officials okayed a write-in, and here we are.

    So, it’s an unusual way for an incumbent to run- so what? Cries of “no fair” are unwarranted, and no “mulligan” is needed. Write her in if you want, or don’t if it doesn’t suit you. I, for one, WILL be writing in Robin Cape. She’s been the most innovative and creative council member in my view. She has been able to preserve the values of Asheville while addressing the challenges that new residents, demand for increased services, community differences, etc bring.

    I was actually hoping she would run for mayor.

  3. Josh Stansbury

    Robin Cape worked on the creation of an Asheville based on green/environmentally friendly development. These changes effected some of the downtown buildings and future projects. Robin’s Conscious leadership has created a foundation that will effect the sustainability of Asheville as well as its unique personality. I don’t pretend to know her personal reasons for not running for office right away but I do respect that she has chosen to come back and I look foward to more of what she can do for our community. Robin, I will write you in as my vote because I know you care about Asheville not just as a town but as a source of various communities that support many paths of life.

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