OK, title too strong for the sham we call politics in this area.
Last Friday night I met up with Lebron at the usual spot, the Ultraviolet Café in Albany. He just met with some volunteers. Seems like Albany is still the central spot to meet with people.
I asked him about the race and he was upbeat and very positive. I tried to pry from him if any town committees were supporting him (and by that I meant getting signatures to get on the ballot), he refused to budge. Sorta like the Iran-Contra hearings, he wouldn’t confirm nor deny what I know to be true; Colonie and Guilderland are not helping him.
He began to explain about the importance of ballot name placement for other candidates and how the GOP “chairman” was making a mistake by leaving the top of the ticket empty. See, apparently in Electioneering 101 you are taught that some people tend to vote straight down or across party lines. That means GOP candidates in other offices like county legislator, town board and supervisors, highway supers (why this is elected is weird), puppy catcher (his way of saying dog catcher) will miss out on votes. WOW!
Now it begs the question why the town committees who are not supporting him. To intentionally throw the election? Nah, no way. Never happens in Albany. Why they are sacrificing their own local peeps to do it is beyond logic.
I also told him the “soft election” comment on the TU blog was genius and he agreed.
Stay tuned to July 14th. We may have a challenger or a winner 4 months ahead of schedule.