I do not want, nor can we afford, another liberal in Washington, D.C. to rubber stamp Barack Obama and the Democratic Party’s “progressive” policies that are wreaking havoc on our economy, our liberties and our national security. Oh, and fulfill Barack Obama’s wish to see Nancy Pelosi as speaker again.
Repeat, having a Democrat win this seat is unacceptable and not an option.
That is why Steve Lonegan needs to stay out of this race, Save Jerseyans…
Word is, Lonegan is gonna be looking at homes to buy in CD3 sometime in the next couple of weeks. Can’t blame him; if the town that I used to be mayor of voted big time for Cory Booker instead of me, I’d wanna move, too. Plus there’s the added bonus of not being labeled a carpet bagger. Two birds, one stone.
But buying a house to avoid being labeled a carpetbagger doesn’t mean Lonegan is now clear for a run! His 11-point loss to Cory Booker in October laid bare my reasons for concern.
He cannot fund raise for starters, and then he complains when the establishment, which he has spent his entire life bashing, won’t give him money. Sometimes it seems as if he hates everything about the Republican Party except the checkbook (which the Auditor reports Governor Christie is opening up for him despite plenty of past criticism). He feels as if he is entitled to other people’s money for no damn good reason. Is he running as a Democrat now?
Mayor Longan’s flaws as a candidate extend beyond money. His perfectly valid fiscal points are often delivered in a manner such that the point is completely lost on regular voters. Other times, he shoots from the hip without considering the consequences and voters are left to fixate on the misfire. There’s little doubt that Lonegan prefers saying provocative stuff to winning converts to conservatism. His personal style tends to alienate potential allies and in a state where we’re outnumbered by roughly 700,000 votes, Save Jerseyans, so we simply can’t afford it.
Lonegan needs to stay out of this race.
If he enters the primary, his presence will bring down the rest of the GOP field. Candidates will have to waste time explaining why they’re in the same column as someone opposed to federal Sandy aid regardless of whether you consider that a fair characterization of the issue.
For the first half of 2014, a year with great potential for our team, the Republican Party in CD3 will face an uphill climb.
And if Lonegan wins in a crowded field, throw up that white flag, he’s gonna get his butt kicked. I’m sorry but it’s the truth! Donors and volunteers will read the writing on the wall and drive straight through CD3 on I-295 or the G.S. Parkway southbound to CD2 and provide additional support to Frank LoBiondo whom Democrats are targeting this year.
It’s not personals, folks, but for the good of the cause, Steve Lonegan needs to stay in Bogota in 2014.