Guest of the Stable: Greg Bond On Hurricanes and Election Campaigns
What happens when a hurricane interrupts an election campaign? For me, the campaign instantly becomes a triviality. Making sure your family and neighbors are safe is all I’ve thought about since Hurricane Sandy struck Hoboken almost a week ago. And then we receive news, while we’re still without power, on our wind-up radio, that the nation is determined to hold the election on Tuesday, despite the fact that much of Hoboken, is still recovering, still without power, still seeking refuge. With only two days until election day those of us who care about the outcome of the election find ourselves torn. Do we not campaign out of respect for our community’s current predicament? Or do we turn our attention to an election that has been called without regards to our predicament?
|The signage on the windows at 12th and Washington over the weekend. Bad taste with the City trying to overcome the disaster brought on by Hurricane Sandy is not illegal. Beth Mason’s illegal contributions and using a 501(c)3 charity to subsidize a political campaign most definitely is but who will stop Beth Mason’s never ending “assault” on our community?|
Talking Ed Note: Over the weekend, MSV took photos of the signage at Beth Mason’s “civic” association. While late yesterday, the reports were the “charity” was overrun with hired people in Move Forward t-shirts, the campaigning prior was a bit more restrained.
Beth Mason made an illegal investment in the Move Forward BoE slate so what’s the difference in campaigning when most of the City of Hoboken was without power and fighting to escape the grip of Hurricane Sandy?
MSV withheld doing a story but after the assaults by Beth Mason’s paid political operatives, there’s no reason the community shouldn’t get the picture so to speak. After all, it’s “compliments” of Beth Mason.
Word is the upset among the Old Guard is strong with reports of soggy destroyed vote-by-mail ballots perhaps stored in a poorly chosen fourth ward location.
That’s too bad.