If Monzel were to step down, what would make anyone think The Sillyman is next in line? What has he done to warrant jumping over Rev. Winburn?
The truth is, there are two movements afoot. The first is to squeeze Monzel out by convincing him he can't beat Roxanne Qualls and The Sillyman can.
The second move will be explained on The Cincinnati Black Blog later (today or this week). It involves Greg Hartmann stepping down from his position as a county commissioner to take Joseph T. Deters' place as Hamilton County Prosecuting Attorney once Sylvia Hendon and her wing of the Republican Party force Dirty Joe out. If Monzel resists and they can convince Rev. Winburn to take it up the butt with no Vaseline, they'll give The Sillyman an appointment. If Rev. Winburn insists on running in a primary either against Monzel or against The Sillyman, The Sillyman is quietly building support from the ultra-right-wingers in COAST/Tea Party. They'll do the dirty work against Rev. Winburn and push for The Sillyman.
Bottom Line: The Sillyman is a guy who craves POWER & MONEY. He has no loyalty to anyone. If he has to stab Rev. Winburn in the back to get a seat on the county commission, he'll do it. That's his idea of Politics 101.