Are you groovin’ on this presidential cycle that’s now in full bloom? Just a few months away from the first state primaries and caucuses where a bunch of Republican presidential candidates are positioning for the nomination to face Barack. Herman Cain has emerged from nowhere to become, for now, a top-tier GOP candidate trumpeting a flat tax rate, claiming “Our tax code is the 21st-century version of slavery.” Ah, nothing like message simplicity. Any of the presidential candidates impressing you? Does Barack still have your vote?
It’s been almost a year since Barack’s historic visit to Bridgeport set off an Election Day panic of ballot shortages, long lines and short tempers at a bunch of city polling places. Perhaps no presidential visit had such impact on a city election.
Frank Gerratana, who served as chief photographer for the Herald, a popular city newspaper in its time that ceased publication in 1974, was front and center for many presidential and high-profile political visits. His son Frank has graciously shared many images snapped by his dad through the decades including some gems that never made it into print. OIB will feature many of Frank Gerratana’s photographs in the coming months.