It’s all peace, love and diplomacy for the battle in Black Rock. Democratic City Council incumbents Sue Brannelly and Steve Stafstrom and their Republican opponents Rick Torres and Phil Blagys are ruining Bridgeport’s bad-boy reputation for mud slinging. Tuesday morning Stafstrom and Blagys were making nice-nice campaigning in front of Black Rock School, even posing for a picture for OIB. Now this, Rick Torres and Brannelly ride on Rick’s campaign bike. Hmmm, was Rick thinking about dumping Sue in Ash Creek, or maybe the other way around?
Such civility. Please, will someone start a fight! This kissy-face stuff is giving Bridgeport a good name. But maybe this is smart campaign strategy for the Democrats in light of the voter hostility following Tuesday’s drubbing of Democratic Town Committee endorsed candidates for school board and City Council. Let’s be sweet and tender to our opponents, kill them with kindness so they won’t work as hard.
What’s next, a bicycle built for four?