GA had heard about a new One Hoboken flyer so awful that some are whispering about sabotage from within the campaign.
What does this mean?
A flyer written, designed and (presumably) approved by the campaign is such a communications misfire, there's talk it may actually hurt Frank Raia. One complaint seems to be the bio made Raia sound too "pro-development" (remember, he's trying to poach votes from Ravi Bhalla), and so poorly-done it must have been intentional.
GA hadn't seen the flyer, so a friendly Dark-Sider sent it to me.
My reaction: oh, dear. Somebody open a window.
The flyer was written like a newspaper article- big blocks of text with captions- and not a political communications tool. In fact, it is so overstuffed with text GA doubts many will read it. And that's a good thing. The amateurish, fluff-filled pablum contains promises like One Hoboken will "Stop the Flooding" which I understand Moses tried with little success. Perhaps a quartet of benevolent humanitarians have a pipeline to the Almighty. Or else, a weather machine.
Substance aside, graphics aside, the most fundamental information any political flyer should contain is missing: date of the election, polling times, candidate's identity and position sought on the cover page. On this flyer, the 'H' logo looms over the candidates names like it's ready to bite them.
Okay, so what does this all mean? A shitty flyer was approved for publication with essential information missing. Did anyone show the flyer to Frank Raia? Did anyone show the nationally-acclaimed Peyton Letter to Frank Raia?
"No" and "No"?
It seems that Raia is being used like an ATM for a gaggle of worthless and untalented individuals, some whom are making a rumored $1,000 a week.
And I suppose millionaire Raia doesn't mind-- unless he discovers their ineptitude is hurting him, like in issuing a dopey flyer that doesn't tell voters when to vote.
And this all feeds into what some believe is a sabotage strategy by Ruben Ramos. Sabotage from the inside.
What do you think?
A Peyton Letter which Raia never sees making the One Hoboken ticket a national joke?
A shitty flyer which paints Raia as a hardcore pro-development, developer when the campaign should be wooing reformers away from Ravi Bhalla? Did Frank approve?
The reaction to GA's suggestion that particular members of the One Hoboken campaign may have worked for Ruben Ramos was met with such a virulent over-reaction... very curious. In fact, I was Tweeted a litigation threat and a retraction was requested, which I did. Now why did the notion of working for Ruben Ramos elicit a retraction request? Strange.
Later, GA's comparison of One Hoboken to The Producers, seemed to rile others. The analogy was that like the Mel Brooks classic comedy, Frank was being milked like a cow by the campaign architects in the act of producing a FLOP.
Too close to the truth for some?
Indeed, a FLOP it is. The messaging so awful it made national headlines. Now this dreadful flyer. As money allegedly flows from Frank's pockets.
Who cares, really. It's just a riddle: is the campaign just inept or is the ineptitude sabotage directed from outside to others inside?
Wake up, Frank!
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