Lewis Reed Launches Opening Salvo in St. Louis Mayoral Race

There will be plenty of time to consider policy and style differences between the two top contenders in the St. Louis mayoral race. Lewis Reed, president of the city's Board of Aldermen offically announced his candidacy today. It should be an entertaining race if judged by Reed's opening salvo:

My semi-serious suggestion for a Slay response: the mayor recreates the video above, but walks calmly and in bright sunshine speaking about the improvements in the city (Maryland Plaza, Old North, Washington Avenue…). Or perhaps the Mayor standing in one place with stop action showing the city moving around him. Anyway, it could be fun and a bit tongue-in-cheek. Reed is clearly media savvy. It wouldn't hurt the mayor to show that he could play along.


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