I have to hand it to Days. Sometimes when they try to do “topical” stories, they eff it up badly. (Stefano’s harvesting of Sami’s stem cells comes to mind.) But I am, surprisingly, enjoying the mayorial election storyline so far. (Part of that is undoubtedly because I am still obsessively following the other election that’s going on. Here’s hoping Days puts the mayorial election on Tuesday, November 4. How cool would that be?) It gives me some hope that Dena Higley is trolling TWoP for story ideas, because Abe-as-mayor is an idea I have seen posted there multiple times. And at a time when the first African American is running on a major party ticket for president, the fact that it’s Abe running for mayor is particularly apropos.
I once joked that no one in Salem could ever run for office, because they have too many skeletons in their closets. In today’s all-scrutiny, all-the-time media environment, none of them could withstand the heat. Picture Anderson Cooper doing a segment on “If Stefano could brainwash him, is he ready to lead?” So I was tickled to see the mayor talking about going after Lexie’s affairs and Abe’s “ties” to Stefano, because that’s what would really happen.
The disgruntled babysitter crashing Abe’s candidacy announcement was fine, high drama. However, Abe and Lexie were way too emotional and hotheaded. Screaming at the babysitter only reinforced the idea that they have something to hide. But I did get a kick out of Lexie’s “It’s about the issues” speech to that internet reporter today. Way to turn the media narrative, Lexie!
Showing incredible timeliness, WordPress has just added a poll feature. So here goes:
Now I’m off to watch the debate.