With her unintelligible Op-Ed piece in the
Raquelita, who had no bearing whatsoever on the recall election other than blabbering on a Spanish radio station no one listens to, pens the epic "Recall's lessons still being absorbed," where she manages to quote Shakespeare and talk about the recall, Tallahassee, the School Board, Charter Reform, Alvarez and Burgess.
While her name recognition is high among the Cuban elderly who put her father in office, Raquelita needs to boost her profile among the Anglo "thinking class" who still read and think the
Ask yourself, why the hell else would she opine on the recall? And why does the
Rumors have been circling around town that Tomas Regalado is tired of being in office, and he is literally sick, having been seen with shaky hands at events, and looking more and more uncomfortable in his own hunchbacked self.
Phantom Mayor Armando Gutierrez cannot fathom the possibility of losing his iron grip over City Hall, so enter Raquelita.
Her election to the School Board had nothing to do with children, it had nothing to do with her wanting to improve education, but had everything to do with giving her a profile, fund-raising base, and machinery with which to run for future office.
When her father declares that he does not want to run, but wants his legacy to continue, he will point to his eldest daughter, the single mother, who loves children and is on the school board, and the daughter of Cuban radio personality and his beloved dead wife "Raquelita" as his logical successor.
The Cuban elderly will cry with passion over how beautiful it is that Tomasito wants to pass on his legacy to Raquelita. Tomasito will say he is for women's rights, because a woman has never been elected mayor.
Phantom Mayor Armando and his wife Maritza will orchestrate the absentee ballots and press strategy. Every single developer, lobbyist, billboard company, gambling machine operator, and anyone else in Miami will be shaken down to fill up Raquelita's coffers.
And the City of Miami will get more of the same.
Raquelita likes Romans, we prefer the Greeks, specifically the oracle at Delphi.
Don't say we didn't see this coming, and don't say we didn't warn you.
If Phantom Mayor Gutierrez, Tomasito, and Raquelita are not stopped now, prepare for a Regalado dynasty until 2025.