Seeing is not believing...
'Cause some folks saw this at Karen Nason's Friday night fundraiser:
|Mayoral candidate Karen Nason with Frank 'Pupie' Raia and her campaign manager, Donald Goncalves|
They look like best buddies, right?
Well, guess what? One person in that photo is not a 'Nason for Mayor' supporter. Eenie, meenie, miney moe....
Here's the story folks.
A GA reader stopped by the Hothouse last evening and spotted Nason sitting with her campaign manager.
Karen looked upset. She was speaking loudly. Real loudly. Her manager just listened. This is what I remember:Wow. Can you smell the desperation? Ramos is practically begging!
"Frank asked me to meet with him tonight... When I got there he was with Ruben Ramos. Ruben did all the talking. He told me if I drop out they'll give me position on Defusco's slate! I said NO.
Ramos said "The numbers... the numbers... you CAN'T WIN! I asked " Where are the poll numbers?" Ruben said "What poll?" I kept asking where are the poll numbers? I hear Mike did lousy." Ruben said "I hear he did pretty good" Then he asked me again to drop out. So I asked "What are YOU getting out of this?" Ramos said "Mike's The Man." I asked Ruben "when is he going to announce?" Ruben said "Monday." I had enough. So I got up and said "You can keep your council position, I'm gonna go big or go home."
Ooooo... please pretty please....
And how 'bout Frank Raia, (a.k.a. 'Benedict Pupie') pretending to support Nason, but he's really on Team DeFusco and trying to push her out of the race!
Well folks, if you didn't believe the poll results were grim for DeFusco, do you now? Because here we have Pupie Raia calling a sit-down with Nason to play 'Let's Make a Deal': a spot on DeFusco's ticket if she drops out of the race!
GA supposes that the poll showed Nason's candidacy is a mortal wound to DeFusco's.
I guess the woman has to drop out to make way for the man. Or "The Man" as Ramos put it.
Maybe Nason should have asked the same question to Raia: "What are YOU getting out of this?"
To be continued...