In the old days it was a final telephone call on a land line (what’s that?) to help close out the message for a vote. Phone calls still matter if electors answer. “Just leave a message, maybe I’ll call (back).”
Still, nothing like a knock on the door to sway a vote but that requires extraordinary amounts of footwork on behalf of candidates. And then, there’s consultants, mail pieces, canvassers, television, radio, newspapers, pain-in-the ass stick-up operatives stalking a payday, as well as the newfangled social media and political news sites (holding off the political dinosaur’s cry … I’m still relevant).
When it comes to a blood-sucking political win, what ultimately matters?
All of the above led by MOM–money, organization and message–which usually delivers victory.
Bridgeport’s Democratic primary for mayor has now entered the ore zone, the vein (or is it bane?) of existence.
If you’re involved in the gut of a campaign operation, in the final days it’s gimme me all ya got.
And that’s where we stand with Mayor Joe Ganim trying to hold off insurgent State Senator Marilyn Moore.
The beauty of social media is controlling your own message to supporters and potential outlier voters, something both Ganim and Moore convey in video messages above from their respective Facebook pages.
Meanwhile, Moore has received the endorsement of the Connecticut Post which also did not endorse Ganim four years ago.
So strap in for the final days of the September 10 primary for mayor.