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Monday, August 07, 2006

The Curious Incident of the WFP in the Outer Borough

According to Gatemouth,

WFP’s efforts in primaries have also resulted in tremendous blunders; their hands were all over Mark Green’s “Sharpton-Ferrer cartoon” imbroglio, which was nearly as important to Bloomberg as his cash in ensuring his election as Mayor.


Is this actually true? I had just quit before this all went down, but according to my memory of bar chats with my friends on the campaign at the time, the people handing out the Sharpton flyers were not WFPers, but rather crazy outer borough operatives of far more nefarious origin.

Also, I'd put the imbroglio at 3rd in the list of factors leading to Green's defeat.

5 Comments:

  • At 3:24 AM, Blogger Antid Oto said…

    What are the first two? Giuliani's briefly-good-as-good endorsement and Bloomberg's billions? Or Green's generally lame campaign?

     
  • At 1:44 PM, Blogger Solomon Grundy said…

    1. Bloomberg's billions.
    2. 9/11, which meant there was NO media coverage of the race, which meant Bloomberg's billions were the only voice.
    3. The Ferrer fuckup, which suppressed the black and latino vote

     
  • At 2:05 PM, Blogger Solomon Grundy said…

    It was less Giuliani's endorsement (which had some effect, no doubt -- if you remember, at the time there was also (absurd) talk of his taking a third term via war powers, etc.).

    The Green campaign had really been counting on major, major media coverage after the primary, with all the big dailies amplifying its voice. Instead it got no coverage. That was fatal.

     
  • At 9:17 PM, Anonymous Gatemouth said…

    John Kest of the ACORN/WFP interlocking directorate was one of the key figues in the infamous Lobster House Meeting. There is evidence that the money ran straight through that den of iniquity on 3rd Avenue

     
  • At 11:03 AM, Blogger Solomon Grundy said…

    Lol have you been to the 3rd ave den of iniquity? It feels more like a public school teachers lounge than a powerhouse.

     

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