In our endorsement we suggested that Daub has well articulated plans after we combed through the rhetoric of the campaign. What we found in doing so is that Suttle offers little more than platitudes. His modus operandi is simply to say that, "This is the problem and this is the outcome we want to achieve, now you tell me how to get there." For example he says crime and graffiti are a problem and we want to reduce it. Unfortunately, he never fills in the gap with any substance as to what his plan is to do so. Generally, he simply says that once we get there we'll work together to fashion a plan to solve the problem. In our eyes that is not leadership.
Suttle has been on the City Council for nearly four years. Many observed from his first days there that he was running and initiating a mayoral campaign from day one. One can't dispute that he has been ubiquitous since being elected having attended just about every funeral and neighborhood meeting in Omaha.
Over the last four years that Suttle has served on the council he has offered virtually no solutions to the increasing violence and graffiti that afflicts our city. He has offered no plans to reduce the actual amount of taxes that the city extracts from its citizens in taxes. While he has attended numerous neighborhood meetings he has not endeared himself to neighbors who want more control over the businesses that move into their area.