Horse Sense: A Call to Arms – Protect This Island!
The shouting, the grandstanding and noise is almost over. Hoboken is entering Get Out the Vote time – except if you are part of the Raia-Mason VBM (Vote by Mail) Army – then you already got your “assisted” paper ballot vote in or shuttled to the Board of Elections to cast for the Old Guard.
Many have done their part, others are planning to do more. The mayor made a call for assistance on Election Day and asked the grassroots to help get out the vote.
In 2009, a sea of Hoboken citizens took back this city for the residents from special interests, back room deals and monied interests from outside of town. It was a sea tide change in Hoboken heard throughout Hudson County and all of New Jersey.
Hoboken became an island of populism among a county continent of one party control.
|Mayor Dawn Zimmer has led Hoboken through tumult and challenge after challenge moving Hoboken forward.
Others mouth platitudes and say they want to do so too but are the voices of a dark past. Will you help leave the past in the past?
This race is not over and Election Day is the pivotal moment. Reform is looking for Election Day support. You can help by getting out the vote at various areas by the polls in your neighborhood handing out candidate cards or making calls to Hoboken residents reminding them to go out and vote.
Late summer 2009, in response to corruption and Peter Cammarano’s refusal to resign after the FBI blew the whistle on his bribe taking antics; MSV began with the thought this website would be a gift to Hoboken ending that November. Then it extended to kick around through December. But people kept coming back and the numbers doubled and doubled and doubled again. Friday was the highest traffic of this week’s growing visitors.
Clearly, people are becoming engaged with the election approaching but many have long responsibilities and concerns and need a little urging to get out to the polls and do their civic duty.
Da Horsey in over four years has broken numerous stories and fought the good fight while being cursed, assaulted by political operatives (thanks Beth), sued (thanks Beth) and dragged into court on phony charges (one tossed just last week) by pathological liars (thanks again Beth). There’s been other threats issued in recent weeks in connection to the brave Jessica Coco but that’s another matter for another day.