Kifowit's challenger, Jim Nesbitt, is not qualified to hold public office and has no platform outside of criticizing the incumbent. The tone of his campaign has been nothing but negative, leading us to believe he is simply token political opposition.
The Beacon also talks about pro and anti Weisner alderman, I don't know if I agree with them on that point. At some level, having an alderman or two (or four) who think the mayor is taking the wrong approach on some issues is really healthy if you ask me. The mayor needs to respond to the alderman, just not the other way around.