It's a day of mourning in Hoboken politics- in the DeFusco camp, that is.
GA had cast out a wide net for the results of last weekend's citywide phone poll that some believe was the handiwork of a Sacco political operative tapped for the mayoral campaign of Councilman Mike DeFusco.
Well... I'm afraid to say that various ears were garbed in black and waxy. Because what was expected to be encouraging news, turned into a massacre for the mayoral prospects of Councilman DeFusco.
The press was not even notified about Defusco's poll results- not even after the numbers were pumped with embalming fluid.
Nope, these poll numbers will be quietly buried... "What poll?" "That wasn't OUR poll- it was a Union poll!"
In fact, DeFusco associates were seen running away from the poll results faster than Hussein Bolt around the 200 meter track.
Those sad, sad ears tell GA that the DeFusco camp is reeling; the poll-massacre has put DeFusco's scheduled announcement on ice... for the moment.
Allegedly substantial amounts of cash have been "pledged"- but will these pledges materialize now that his poll numbers have crashed like the Hindenberg?
GA doesn't know, but if DeFusco had announced last October- instead of a drip, drip drip of leaks, by now he would have citywide name recognitiopiles of money in his account (not "pledges"), and would be much further along.
Tragically, any momentum he might have had sank with his "Shake Shack" swan song.
SAD. Everybody sing along...