In honor of his 100th day in office, NPR ran a story yesterday on Detroit Mayor Dave Bing.
The former NBA star is contesting with a $275 million deficit, a potential municipal strike, school and transportation systems that are tetering on collapse.
According to NPR some are questioning whether Bing, a political novice who replaced Kwame Kilpatrick, is up to the job.
Bing won a recent primary with 70 percent of the vote. But his opponent Tom Barrow, a C.P.A., says Bing is in over his head.
“He just doesn’t understand how municipal finance works; he doesn’t understand how city government functions and works; he’s having to be told things and [is] just clearly out of touch with Detroiters,” Barrow told NPR.