U.S. Senate hopeful Joe Kyrillos (R-Monmouth) recently sat down with NJ Today Managing Editor Mike Schneider to discuss his campaign.
Of particular interest? The Republican’s fundraising ability (ample) and low name recognition (undeniable) were featured prominently in Schneider’s line of questioning; refusing to allow a negative inference to supplant a potentially positive one, Senator Kyrillos continued to assert that (1) he’ll have plenty of dough to be viable against incumbent Bob Menendez and (2) how his name recognition will be where it needs to be by Election Day:
Senator Menendez also recently appeared on NJ Today (about two weeks ago), at which time Mike Schneider asked the incumbent about his own weak name id with the same voters whom he’s represented for six years in the U.S. Senate.
His answer: Lack of exposure?
Governors get more attention? Really?
Next time, Schneider should ask Hudson Bob how much “major” or “national” media exposure Corzine, Codey, Donald D., Whitman and Florio ever garnered during their time in the State House? Not nearly as much as Governor Christie… combined. And Christie’s done it in less than three years! Not even that pervert McGreevey with his lame and insulting “Gay American” speech can hold a candle to Christie’s celebrity.
What does this little bit of history tell us? You have to DO something important/interesting/courageous to be noticed, Senator! Governor Christie is shaking things up in Trenton. You’re a wallflower in Washington, D.C.; we can’t even get you to ask any tough questions (or mention your old pal Corslime’s name?) during the Senate Banking Committee’s MF Global “investigation.” THAT was another chance to stand out and do the right thing. You just blew it.
The bottom line: Bob Menendez has no one to blame for his obscurity but Bob Menendez. Kyrillos does have an excuse until October-ish. The proverbial “rubber” will have needed to “hit the road” by then or it may be lights out!
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