Won’t Get Fooled Again
We can just picture rock star, Bret Schundler leading the charge with the Assembly candidates right behind belting out Won’t Get Fooled Again.
Anyway, for the sake of all New Jersey citizens let’s hope the Republican Party won’t make the same mistakes twice. Hello, is anyone out there?
Still, had Franks been able to raise a little more money, a little earlier, from GOP loyalists and interests who prematurely wrote him off he may have prevailed.
One Democratic operative, who spoke on condition of anonymity, reinforces the notion of Franks as a lost GOP opportunity. "We were always scared the Republicans would catch on to how vulnerable Corzine would be to a well focused campaign. We were very surprised at how little money they put into this race. Polls showed that as people saw and heard Franks, they liked him and voted for him, especially in comparison with our guy [Corzine]. Thank goodness they fell for the bluff early on -and ran out of time in the end."
That was the irony of the 2000 New Jersey Senate race: Jon Corzine's extraordinary campaign, with its record-breaking spending, probably could have been stopped by money, and relatively little of it, at the right time.