Rantz: Cary Moon’s campaign off to a rough start

Apr 20, 2017, 6:51 AM | Updated: 9:27 am
moon, Cary Moon, hate speech...
Cary Moon is among the candidates vying for Mayor of Seattle.(Courtesy Cary Moon via KIRO 7)
(Courtesy Cary Moon via KIRO 7)

This week I’ve heard a lot of Seattlites bemoan the idea of sitting through another campaign fight between Mayor Ed Murray and former Mayor Mike McGinn. It’ll certainly be a competitive one, but many have cried out, “Isn’t there anyone better?”

Perhaps Cary Moon could have filled that void, but she doesn’t. Her campaign, on day one, betrayed one of her core principles.

RELATED: Urban planner Cary Moon enters Seattle’s mayoral race

We booked an interview with Moon on Wednesday, through her campaign staff, hours after she announced she was running for mayor. About 10 minutes after she was late to the phone interview, another staff member (apparently brought in to oversee the campaign) indicated to our producer that she would be canceling, instead, to focus on in-person interviews. We offered her an in-person opportunity, too, but were denied.

Yes, this is unprofessional and we were left annoyed (we’re adults, we’ll get over it), but this incident reflects a poorly-run campaign and shows she’s not the person she claims to be.

Moon says she’s a leader who works together with people representing “all voices” to come up with shared solutions to issues facing Seattle. But Moon doesn’t appear willing to talk with media members who are more apt to challenging her beliefs.

She talks to Progressive publications (as she should; I found all the interviews interesting). But I suspect her campaign truly blew us off because I’m a Republican who is somewhat dubious of her positions (presumably, of course; she fled our interview so I’m not certain if we disagree on everything).

If you’re telling us how committed you are to all sides of an issue and coming together, you wouldn’t cancel an interview you had agreed to, simply because you might get a tough question thrown your way.

This also shows you how poorly run this campaign is. Moon’s announcement was lost in a busy news day. She announced her run on the same day we learned the identity of “D.H.” — the Kent man suing Mayor Ed Murray for rape. She was offered a large platform to cut through the biggest news of the day, but her campaign decided to blow it off.

You know who has never canceled on us? Murray and McGinn. I disagree with them on a ton of topics and yet we always manage to have respectful and civil discussions. Why? Because they also value people outside of the Progressive-activist community and they aren’t scared to take on people who may disagree with them.

Consequently, Moon won’t ever be on the air with us during the campaign.

No, she didn’t have to come on with us. We’re certainly not owed an interview. But she decided to pull a move that much bigger and better candidates than her don’t even do. Don’t want to talk to someone who might challenge you? Don’t agree to it first. Spend a few minutes before you agree to an interview.

If her campaign is willing to treat people she perceives as opponents with this much disregard, she’s no longer worth our time and shouldn’t be worth yours.

Jason Rantz on AM 770 KTTH
  • listen to jason rantzTune in to AM 770 KTTH weekdays at 3-6pm toThe Jason Rantz Show.

Jason Rantz Show

Jason Rantz

Principal Marcus Johnson's social media (Photo courtesy of The Jason Rantz Show)...
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Elementary principal allegedly pushed erotic fiction, says he’s a ‘lover of smut,’ recorded smoking weed

Up until Sept. 24, the profile was public. But after the Jason Rantz Show on KTTH asked him about its content, the account went private.
23 hours ago
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Oregon quietly considers housing migrants, shuns attention of Texas, Florida

One leader from the Oregon Department of Human Services said they should be regarded as "welcome guests."
2 days ago
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Seattle Times out with early smear as Democrats fret over Tiffany Smiley threat

David Gutman wrote an editorial smearing Smiley for the Seattle Times. But the paper presents it as a news feature.
3 days ago
Xavier Arreaga_Brian Schmetzer...
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Sounders fans, coach throw player under bus over different political opinion

An online mob of radical Seattle Sounders FC fans went after the team's star defender. And his coach threw him under the bus.
4 days ago
Parents complain that Bellevue High School (above) “duped” their kid into taking a far-left his...
Jason Rantz

Rantz: Parents say school ‘totally duped’ son into radical CRT history class

Decolonizing U.S. History is not a traditional history course; it's a far-left, agenda-driven analysis that teaches through a critical race theory lens.
8 days ago
Jason Rantz Show

Bellingham cop-car vandal held 8 arrest warrants before latest conflict with police

Bellingham Police reported two officers escaped serious injury over the weekend when someone hurled a railroad tie at the windshield of their patrol car.
9 days ago

Sponsored Articles

Anacortes Christmas Tree...

Come one, come all! Food, Drink, and Coastal Christmas – Anacortes has it all!

Come celebrate Anacortes’ 11th annual Bier on the Pier! Bier on the Pier takes place on October 7th and 8th and features local ciders, food trucks and live music - not to mention the beautiful views of the Guemes Channel and backdrop of downtown Anacortes.
Swedish Cyberknife Treatment...

The revolutionary treatment of Swedish CyberKnife provides better quality of life for majority of patients

There are a wide variety of treatments options available for men with prostate cancer. One of the most technologically advanced treatment options in the Pacific Northwest is Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy using the CyberKnife platform at Swedish Medical Center.
Work at Zum Services...

Seattle Public Schools announces three-year contract with Zum

Seattle Public Schools just announced a three-year contract with a brand-new company to the Pacific Northwest to assist with their student transportation: Zum.
Swedish Cyberknife 900x506...

June is Men’s Health Month: Here’s Why It’s Important To Speak About Your Health

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, men in the United States, on average, die five years earlier than women.

Anacortes – A Must Visit Summertime Destination

While Anacortes is certainly on the way to the San Juan Islands (SJI), it is not just a destination to get to the ferry… Anacortes is a destination in and of itself!

Ready for your 2022 Alaskan Adventure with Celebrity Cruises?

Celebrity Cruises SPONSORED — A round-trip Alaska cruise from Seattle is an amazing treat for you and a loved one. Not only are you able to see and explore some of the most incredible and visually appealing natural sights on the planet, but you’re also able to relax and re-energize while aboard a luxury cruise […]
Rantz: Cary Moon’s campaign off to a rough start