According to an article in today's PolitickerNJ, Carmelo Garcia's camp is rolling out their 6th Ward candidate as a "killer combo."
GA thinks that's a terrific metaphor for a political candidate, because everybody loves a 'killer combo'. For example, who doesn't love these killer combos: lettuce and tomato, mustard and ketchup, spaghetti and sauce...
The "killer combo" that Garcia reminds GA most of is ham and cheese.
Yep, give him a mic, and you'll see. He can, he will, watch him!
Well you know, GA lives in the 6th Ward; I will be paying close attention to this race. That's why I found the quote from the Garcia camp so facinating...
“To be honest, no one has seen Giattino much,” said a Hudson source close to Garcia. “Carmelo is actually gaining traction, due to his highly visible nature. When you combine his natural personability but also his intellect, its a killer combo. Formidable support is lining up behind him – hes a new generation guy with deep roots in Hoboken. Another killer combo.”
"No one has seen Giattino much....
Where are we supposed to see her- on a bar stool at Room 84? She's at City Council meetings, doofus. Where 6th Ward residents want her to be.
"Carmelo is gaining traction...."
No, he's not. It's mid-July and my ward is dead quiet... nobody is paying attention to local politics. Nobody except for political junkies.
Giattino is diametric opposites of Carmelo the Killer Combo. She is modest, works without fanfare, shuns bullhorns, slogans, and self-promotion. She quietly goes about her volunteer community service and acts of charity.
Bullhorns, crowds from other wards and "formidable support" don't impress us in the 6th Ward. Neither do fictitious Harvard resumes. That's why next November, the 6th Ward may eat ham and cheese but we won't vote for it.
We can, we will, watch us!
OOPS! Garcia campaign changes location after being called out on GA.