The Star-Ledger’s Tom Moran
on the worst New Jersey's political machines has to offer:
The latest example is Sandra Cunningham, who is running for Senate as the choice of the infamous Hudson County Democrats.
Cunningham says her main concerns are crime, jobs and housing. Sounds reasonable. So how would she address those problems?
"I have not really come up with solutions," she says. "We need to come up with an urban plan, to try to come up with programs that address these issues."
The truth is the Democratic Party chose Cunningham because her husband was popular, and because she's an African-American candidate in a district where roughly half the voters are, too. Her opponent in Tuesday's primary, Assemblyman Lou Manzo, is white.
You have to wonder: Is this really the best and the brightest of Hudson County?
To be fair, Moran should have mentioned Lou Manzo
hasn’t really come up with “solutions” either - just a laundry list of platitudes
. Power and spending other people’s money are the New Jersey Democratic Party’s main concerns; nominating the best and brightest would only be an impediment.
Labels: Democrats, Election 2007, Lou Manzo, Sandra Cunningham, State Senate, Tom Moran