Zephyr Gets Down with Dance Moves at Parade in Brooklyn

Zephyr Gets Down with Dance Moves at Parade in Brooklyn
Meanwhile Andy Refused to Speak When Ask to Debate

No Dancing, Governor Heads Parade on Route to Second Term

No Dancing, Governor Heads Parade on Route to Second Term
Well, That's the Conventional Wisdom

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Campaign Footnotes

     One welcome relief to Metro NYC voters in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy is many of the phone bank and robocall operations are on the sidelines due to power issues and the inappropriate nature of pestering people under these circumstances.
     Some of those callers are actually pitching in and working upstate races over the phone including here in NY21.
      In the aftermath of the Siena poll the other day, a straw poll on the WDT website has Matt Doheny up 62-35 over Rep. Bill Owens. Assuming the Times circulation area is in the western end of the district where Mr.. Owens was thought to be strong, those are interesting numbers.
      An on-line poll we were doing here showed Mr. Doheny up by ten.   Most important, the chattering class has changed its tune with Mr. Doheny seeing a sudden uptick in contributions and of resumes from those hoping to hop on a winning bandwagon.
      
    
    

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Considering we could vote as many times as we wanted, my 5 votes for Obama and Owens were eclipsed by the librul guy's 20 votes for Romney and the hedge fund guy.
But then, I have a job,and can't
sit around and vote all day long.
We will know the truth when we go mano-o-mano on Tuesday.

Anonymous said...

I just read another of brian Amaral's column online and saw, yet again, that Doheny refused to answer his question, stating he "didn't have time". I can't understand why he keeps doing this. It isn't ok. Representatives shouldn't blow off the voters and the people who report the news for them. The question had to do with federal aid for disaster victims. Being in office (or just running for it) means you have to make tough decisions and weigh in on controversial issues. Doheny's inability to engage in any of the issues is troubling. As a representative of the people you need to have positions on the issues, otherwise what is the point of having a representative if he just sits there is silence. Doheny seems like the quintessential politician...all flash and no substance.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like the alleged stolen kiss was not the kiss of death the libruls were counting on. Sounds like the, "your millionaire is richer than our millionaire" advertisements didn't persuade anyone either.

Poor Owens...he could have been a shoe-in for reelection to his cushy Representative job if he only had enough courage or brains to vote against the bill he never read but voted for anyway. That would be the healthcare bill we pejoratively refer to as Nancycare. The one he says is older than the Adirondacks. The one he says his constituents are thanking for.

Turns out there are more business owners in his district that are struggling to stay in compliance with his yes vote, then he had counted on.

Turns out there are more voters in his district with "Cadillac healthcare plans" who don't want to be penalized for landing a good job with good benefits, than he was counting on.

Turns out there are more voters in his district that count on medicare than he was counting on. Voters that didn't like him robbing $756 billion dollars from it, when it was already hard enough to get a doctor to accept it.

The rooster are coming home to roost...all it took was a two way race instead of a three way race.

Anonymous said...

The reason your poll and the Times poll have him ahead is because the only people that read either are people like you and the Johnsons.

Anonymous said...

"...Most important, the chattering class has changed its tune with Mr. Doheny seeing a sudden uptick in contributions and of resumes from those hoping to hop on a winning bandwagon... Hope yours is still in the pile Mayor! '

Anonymous said...

3:01- I hate to rain on your parade but need I remind you that there isn't a single real poll to date that actually has Doheny ahead. I think you might want to keep that cork on the champagne until the results come out on Tuesday. Your celebration seems a wee bit premature, never mind the fact that it has no basis.