WPCNR CAMPAIGN 2013. News and Comment by John F. Bailey November 5, 2013:
HAPPY ELECTION DAY, THOSE WHO ARE ABOUT TO BE CHOSEN WE SALUTE YOU—DO SOME WORK AND MAY YOU PAY AS MUCH ATTENTION TO US TOMORROW AS YOU DID UP UNTIL TODAY.
WILL THIS BE THE YEAR THAT DEMOCRATS THE TRADITIONAL “GOOD PARTY” IS REJECTED BY VOTERS? CAN THE REPUBLICANS RECLAIM AND RETURN TO THE MORAL CENTER OF THE COMPASSIONATE CONSERVATIVE DAYS IN WESTCHESTER BY WINNING WITH A HOLD THE LINE ON TAXES MESSAGE. TODAY WILL TELL.
WILL THIS DAY BE FLOP DAY OF A CANDIDATE WITH A 2 TO 1 DEMOCRATS TO REPUBLICANS VOTER REGISTRATION? LETTING DOWN THE BIG PERSONALITIES: CLINTON, SCHUMER, CUOMO? THE ASTORINO CAMP IS CONFIDENT ENOUGH TO SAY THEIR POLL MARGINS 8 POINTS.
BRAMSON’S LAST MINUTE MESSAGE TO HIS SUPPORTERS LAST NIGHT READ LIKE A PRE CONCESSION GOOD BYE, WRITING, “I wanted to take just a moment to express my heartfelt thanks to you.
Catie and I are filled with gratitude for friends who have extended themselves beyond any expectation, for a staff that has labored with intensity, dedication and skill, and for every person who has given time, energy, money – and trust – to our effort.
Working with so many people whom I admire has been one of the great privileges of my life. I have done my very best to justify your confidence, and I conclude the campaign more committed than ever to public service and excited about what we can accomplish together. Let’s Win this thing.”
Well, today we will KNOW.
If the Democrat loses, this will be a colossal flop, and they will have to find another spot for him. A loss by Bramson who has not taken charge of his own campaign or defended his record, would mean that the Democrat lie of being the only party that cares has LOST its power and appeal.
A Bramson win would mean that the believers in the Democrat message of change for the better is still believed, despite screwing up national health care; despite creating the sequestration legislation; despite delivering an outrageous slap in New York’s face by loaning us $1.6 Billion instead of giving it to us like the Senate gave $3 Billion to Kentucky for a dam.
Mr. Bramson’s triumph will give every politician in the state the message that Westchesterites do not care about their taxes, which means Westchester will become more unaffordable next year. We face more hiring of every Democrat hack that has been without a job the last 4 years. The Tax Terrorists will be back.
If Noam wins, he has a lot to learn. He has to take charge. He has to learn County finance in a hurry, otherwise we the taxpayers face at least a 2%Tax Increase. More task forces not up to the task and do-everything-to-you Government will return. He is a lightweight and he has to make the weight before the weigh-in.
A Bramson supporter even pulled off a November surprise last Thursday the Westchester County Independence Party sued in Federal Court County Executive Robert Astorino, asking for a million dollars in damages from him and 119 other persons, plus $100 Million in triple damages for alleged attempting to rig the Independence Party Primary in September by having Republicans switch affiliation to the Independence Party. The New York State Supreme Court denied the interloper petitions in court at the time, saying they failed to meet the deadlines required. Will this have an effect and put Noam in? Who knows.
I also have a strategy for voters to use on the six propositions on the back of the ballot.
If you go under the assumption that anything the government wants approval for to “help” you will actually hurt you in the long run, you should vote “No” on all six, bang-bang-bang-bang-bang-bang. Because reading them does not make them clear. And bring a cup of coffee if you have not read the propositions.
Oh, and another thing. On the White Plains city website today, there is no explanation readily apparent about where you can vote. What a mistake.
That just shows you how seriously our leaders are about getting you out to vote.