Wednesday, September 16, 2009

And then there were...

Eight? Yes, a full plate in at the deadline. We now have a full mayoral field worthy of the Kentucky Derby. As reported by Hoboken Now they are in no particular order:

Nathan Brinkman
Everton A. Wilson
Patricia A. Waiters
Kimberly Glatt
Sal Demeo
Beth Mason
Frank Raia
Dawn Zimmer.

The new light is on some of the independent candidates. We spoke to the campaign manager for Everton Wilson and knew he was looking to come in under the radar.
Everton A. Wilson is a very strong technology professional working on a doctorate at Stevens with a page on Linkedin.

The other day we looked up some information on Sal Demeo. He's apparently a local resident who went to high school in town but we don't have much more than that. Is it the same guy with a Facebook page? (Hoboken Now is reporting Sal Demeo is a 60 year old retired Hoboken police officer.)

Talking Ed (yes as in the horse) Note:

Now that the petitions have been submitted, are you ready to sign an online petition? Yes, brought to you by Paul Swibinski the political operative who ran the Cammarano campaign to victory (with some developer/federal sting money mind you) is leading the charge for the Beth Mason for Mayor 2.0 campaign with a let's get Zimmer's negatives up campaign online petition. Our least favorite local political site is already proudly running this catfish laden commercial and that's the last plug we will be making to Perry, the unGlenn-Beck of censorship this campaign season.

Now we are cognizant enough to take stock of the political reality here, we know how the game is played. Already, here is the dirt slung before any hope of illumination on the issues of the town coming to light, but taking this into account; we note our opposition to the utter contempt it expresses for the town's voters.

After yesterday's launch, where Beth Mason basked in the glow of her experience, does this, not a day after actually show confidence in said experience? That's not the message your campaign is sending Councilwoman. Did you think about that?

The dreams of Opening Day

What day is it today? Officially, it's the filing deadline here in town signaling to the world of New Jersey to stay away: Hoboken is about to once again go crazy. It's sort of akin to the end of spring training with Opening Day, when all baseball dreams are real and every team a contender.

Okay so not every campaign will be a contender but haven't you seen all the happiness when they announce? The joy that dwells in the hearts of all candidates is there for everyone to see until the polling and political operatives are replaced with the stark reality of ballot counts. And recounts, and recriminations, and finger pointing....

As we await the 4:00 pm deadline to see who can muster the 100 petition signatures and get on the ballot for mayor of Hoboken, remember: there is no dream like the dream of being the chief, even if the pay has been reduced by Madam Acting Mayor to 115K. How much is it now worth?

To some, it's worth spending similar to the payroll of the New York Yankees. To others, it can only be the payroll of the Oakland A's. But they all share the dream.

Good luck and happy hunting.

Play Ball!