Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Earwitness Rumor: The Third Ticket
Dark Side grumbling about Ruben Ramos has grown to a dull roar and various Earwitness reports coming in to GA are making the third ticket look like an inevitability.
In fact, one Earwitness told me today, "There will be a third ticket".
No equivocation there.
So who is at the top of this (rumored) third ticket?
GA's Earwitnesses forecast it will most likely be....(drumroll, please) First Ward Councilwoman Theresa Castellano.
Not exactly a surprise. Castellano is on the record stating that she believes that Zimmer is "beatable". Earwitnesses say that she really believes this, and it is known that she"hates" Zimmer as much as Mason and her band of crazies.
But, it's interesting given her son, John Castellano, reportedly works for Ruben Ramos, and her cousin, Michael Russo is hardcore Ramos. Would Russo dump Ruben for his cousin? Castellano has been siding with Cousin Mike and HHA Executive Director Carmelo Garcia on Vision 20/20 at the City Council.
And the third ticket's At-Large slate? Earwitnesses say it's Jamie Cryan, Frank 'Pupie' Raia and a TBD (to be determined), but they're looking for a woman.
If this comes to pass, expect Masons' Brinks truck to deliver bags of dough, her political strategist to be the grossly immature and unsuccessful political operative James Barracato (who is already being copied on the City's most sensitive legal information), her media platform the ghost town Hoboken411.com, and perhaps the Mason Civic League, Inc will loan their space to the campaign.
Speaking of Hoboken411- they finally wrote a story about Ruben Ramos. Published at 7:00 AM yesterday morning, it's only gotten 3 comments. THREE! And GA hears they came in via Ouija Board. (Either that or one of the Mason crazies with Multiple Web-Personalities Disorder (MPWD).)
Ordinarily that would be a signal that Mason has caved and hopped on the Ramos bandwagon, but...
GA hears there is daylight between her and Hoboken411 'researcher' Finboy Barracato, who has been pulling out all stops for Ramos, including a score of pop-up screen names on Patch who bully Jake Stuiver with threats of "mailers" and bus trips to his home in Havertown, Pa.
But Finboy, the defacto 2nd Ward Councilwoman, and will follow The Checkbook. And with those fins at the helm, expect (another) moronic, internet-obsessed campaign- unless Raia can control him. Good luck!
Of course, if this Earwitness Rumor of a Third Way comes to pass.