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I Always Vote Column “A”

The challengers to Doherty and Fulton for the Freeholder nominations are only doing it because Bernie needs a column.

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From the story:

Because Clinton has secured county lines across New Jersey, she will automatically be bracketed with freeholder or other county candidates, something which would put her automatically in column ‘A’ if the Sanders campaign did not also put up candidates in certain counties. That would theoretically give her an advantage over the Vermont senator.


“I can’t speak for every individual who has filed to run but I think that in almost every circumstance they understand that the purpose of their candidacy is not to get elected freeholder or surrogate or whatever. Their purpose is to provide Bernie with a favorable ballot position,” (Sanders NJ campaign chair John) Wisniewski said. “I would venture that it is highly likely that almost all of them will spend no money, have no literature and have no campaign.”

“No money, no literature, no campaign.”  Sounds like one of my campaigns.


  1. joe goofinoff wrote:

    a vote for billary is a vote for matt…

    Friday, April 15, 2016 at 7:24 am | Permalink
  2. Write In wrote:

    With each election recently, I find I write in a choice more often. Sure so many still vote party. Belmar historically has a cross over, with the majority of candidates other than local going to Republicans. It is early, but of the 5 people running in the primary for Belmar Council, what each is selling, pitching and stating, I’m not buying. That is because it is all nice words veil rather than reveal the true problems and issues residents face:
    the two Democrat incumbents want to “continue the progress”. 50% of the voters believe the price not only costs and debt but political corruption makes that a bad idea.
    Solo Republican Tom Burke running for the 4th time wants to reasonably represent us.
    I guess his being “the voice of reason” makes the others unreasonable. Every inch of his being screams centralized government. He can’t handle it when the people speak up. Therefore, he is the same as the incumbents.
    Republican endorsed candidates want to unify the community. They believe that by virtue of two Republicans balancing the Council, the people will be better served.
    Fact is it has never been the political party of our leaders but their abilities, ethics and fairness. People aren’t weak and corrupt because they belong to this party or that. The reach goes beyond the Council to each officer, employee, board and commission, and their abilty for due diligence, ethics and respect for the people, all the people.

    Friday, April 15, 2016 at 1:06 pm | Permalink
  3. Fed Up wrote:

    #2 Will you marry me?

    Friday, April 15, 2016 at 3:06 pm | Permalink
  4. Under water wrote:

    Finally someone who has a handle on the conversation we should be having. I could expand on #2’s points but it would get tiring. The people must take off the “party” hat and look at all what the candidates stand for. A glance at social media is a start, then what is their motivation for running. Do they want to serve the people, or just shove their idea of government down our throats. If I campaign as a conservative but all my “friends” are progressives, what am I. If I believe in limited government but can’t wait to get in to fix the mess the other side made is that limited government? If I support the police but vote to throw the Lake Como police under the bus do I understand the issue? I love #2 as well so let’s continue that conversation!

    Friday, April 15, 2016 at 3:29 pm | Permalink
  5. Write In wrote:

    #3. What are you proposing? Since polygamy is illegal in New Jersey, I am hoping you are single like myself. How long you have been single may equate to how long you have been FED UP. Since my previous partners -in -life, left me for others, your handle doesn’t bode well. I am open. #4. You have much in terms of actions, statements and such to use in determining your understanding except of Belmar candidates, except for one who recently blew in from Kansas literally without a trail. I do my research and trust my gut. Currently, I believe that person is so naïve and politically inexperienced that they have no idea that their friends are “progressive” and that they are also. In short they live in a bubble and don’t know it.

    Friday, April 15, 2016 at 4:11 pm | Permalink

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