Eight days left to the September 16 Democratic primary for mayor that falls on a Wednesday pushed back from the traditional Tuesday in observance of Rosh Hashanah. What are you hearing?
The final mail pieces are teed up, teams of campaign canvassers are marching through neighborhoods, phone banks are working in earnest, absentee ballots making their way to the Town Clerk’s Office. Candidates Bill Finch, Joe Ganim and Mary-Jane Foster seek a second wind for one final adrenaline push.
The last week of a hotly contested race is high alert, a controlled frenzy of paranoia, insecurity and passion. And maybe a little chaos too. In campaign life this is why it’s called suicide watch. Every little detail, charge and counter-charge is overexamined. Yell, scream, throw things. It’s the nature of the beast. Please hide the razor blades and whiskey bottles.
This is the time every campaign headquarters requires someone with a sense of humor to chill out the stressed.
Where were the candidates Labor Day weekend? All over the place.