If our BoE race tested the political 'juice' of Councilman Mike Russo & Freeholder Anthony Romano, I'd say their juice is way past its sell-by date.
In fact, their juice is so rotten, it might have botulism. Check for parasites. When juice goes bad, it ferments.
(BTW, did you ever sip old, rancid juice? It looks the same as fresh, but once that old, rancid juice hits your tongue, you know its gone bad... )
Yep, after all that trash-talkin' about how "the mayor's slate is losing," you'd think we'd get fresh juice?
|Rancid! Drop that cup!|
What's funny is that the Russo-Romano faction used Al Sullivan's column to frame the BoE race as "the start of a campaign to unseat Freeholder Romano."
The BoE race was a campaign to keep the District Schools in the right hands.
No more, no less.
But... since the Russo-Romano faction forecast the BoE race as having implications for 2017, let's see how that went.
The anointed Parents United candidate that Russo-Romano openly put GOTV resources into, chose to be bullet-voted over the pretty heads of his running-mates and was the subject of Dark Side braggadocio ("He's our guy!") came in last place.
It makes you think... if there wasn't so much boasting and bragging and more WORK, perhaps their juice wouldn't have gone all sour.
Well, it's kind of tragic. A source told GA that Romano was "shocked" and "seemed shocked" that his candidate was the lowest voter-getter.
Why the shock?
Because the source said that the election result was the "true representation of their vote when they are alone" (without Frank Raia). and even more chocking because "Chipper is a very popular BnR and a diehard Russo/Stick supporter."
Maybe it's time for that fermented juice to stick to municipal and county elections, and leave the Hoboken district schools to the people who care about the Hoboken district schools.