Mike Duggan is a product of the late Ed McNamara’s political machine, the same one that gave us Jennifer Granholm. He has a tough-guy image. And plenty of supporters say that’s what the city needs at the moment.
Benny Napoleon has government chops, as well. He has run the Detroit Police Department and the Wayne County Sheriff’s office. He’s already talking about running against the “fat cats” whom, he says, will ignore the city’s neighborhoods.
This isn’t going to be pretty. But the real issues facing this city and this region are about to be placed on the table and debated—at length, and in the most stark way imaginable.