Before going to the convention center today, I had coffee (actually, two diet root beers) with Scott Taylor at Bad Ass Coffee. Scott has filed to run for Mayor of Virginia Beach in November's election.
He came across as a good, sincere guy. What really impressed me was the amount of homework he's doing: went to the Department of Economic Development (DED) to learn from them, went to Norfolk Southern to learn rail transit, etc. He should be able to make some sharp points on the stump.
Okay, "He's a longshot!" you say. He's working on a number of small donors, and a grassroots organization. If Weeks and/or Moss withdraws, Taylor could give Oberndorf and Sessoms a run for it. (Alright, Dean won't let Moss withdraw.)
Scott Taylor's website is at http://www.scotttaylor2008.com