Former State Rep. Chris Caruso.
Ex Town Clerk Alma Maya.
School board member Joe Sokolovic.
Businessman Doug Wade.
Activist Kelvin Ayala.
Some names you know, some not but they collectively embrace a commonality. They supported State Senator Marilyn Moore for mayor in 2019 when she scared the skivvies off Mayor Joe Ganim in a Democratic primary. This time, running again, it’s a different story.
Moore, since 2019 also lost her political mentor Ed Gomes and long-time supporter Bob Walsh, both of whom have passed away.
Add it all up and it matters.
Sokolovic is the latest political mechanic to pledge support for another candidate, John Gomes, former Joe Ganim friend now opponent.
Defections like these bruise Moore who’s unfamiliar with campaign organizational skills. She needs seasoned operatives to put it together for her. She’s last in money raised, according to the latest campaign finance filings, and last in institutional support. What does that mean? Money, organization and message. Dear ol’ MOM.
People on the ground cultivate signatures to wage a September Democratic primary, if that’s Moore’s Rubicon. The alternative is going straight to the general election with a third party or petitioning candidacy. Those won’t matter if she lacks money, motivation and boots boosting a message.
Why is this happening? Moore is loathe to political schmoozing. She’s more like I’m the queen, kiss my crown. That rarely works in politics and now it’s showing. Plus, she turns 75 years old this year. Age isn’t everything, but it is a factor when running Connecticut’s most populous city and the energy required for the task. (Paging Joe Biden and Donald Trump for president.)
Like him or loathe him, no one outworks Ganim. He campaigns like the energizer bunny hyper-spacing. Now–throw John Gomes into the mix who has hit the streets full time wooing anti interests, and Lamond Daniels who’s building fans among liberal lions–Moore’s required to spark a mantra different from her misplaced 2019 message: I am not Joe Ganim.
Okay, you’re not Joe Ganim. But what are you? She failed to close the deal. Voters may like their state senator but this doesn’t mean they embrace you as a mayoral candidate. Some argue: stay in the legislature, you can do more for us there.
Too often wannabees view public office as a calling.
Four years ago Moore stressed: this is god’s calling for me.
Problem is: god isn’t raising you money, god isn’t crafting a message, god isn’t knocking on doors for you.
God may inspire, but nothing else.
Not, certainly, winning elections.
Maybe she’s going to run as a Republican, that would put her in a lane all by herself?
Than she wouldn’t need flucking….. M.O.M!
Ganim’s a campaigning Energizer bunny half of the election campaign year & other 3.5 years he’s the invisible man
Never really saw what she brought to the table in Hartford.
Nobody could have waged a worse Mayoral campaign.
Time to retire.
Who ever said Moore is Better never spoke with Lennie Grimaldi.
Lennie seems a bit harsh. 🙂
“ Moore is loathe to political schmoozing. She’s more like I’m the queen, kiss my crown. That rarely works in politics and now it’s showing. Plus, she turns 75 years old this year. Age isn’t everything, but it is a factor when running Connecticut’s most populous city and the energy required for the task. (Paging Joe Biden and Donald Trump for president.)
While Moore was the more “logical” choice four years ago with the momentum of the aging white (R.)Trump in office it’s not as “logical” with the aged white(D) Biden in office
The rats are abandoning the ship I see. That is why Port politics is what it is. Some are just wiser than others and abandon a sinking ship four years ago, (Chris)
They jumped on the racial/racist political bandwagon four years ago. I see that play out with political outrage between George Floyd’s death at the hands of the police and Tyrer Nichols. (Y’all know who you are, look inward everybody. JS
Yet the Black woman who almost barely beat G2 in the Democratic primary is running last this time around. What truly, honestly gives to abandon Moore, Pencil Box? Since you are the subject matter of this thread? But that question to those unloyal Port pols. With honor loyalty you have/stand for nothing. Just saying Port Pols.
Pencil box, let me guess you are backing Gomes for the Port students, right?. 🙂
Is she not the same woman four years ago, same ideas and values for the Port? We know John isn’t 🙂 I mean, he’s on G2 payroll as his Chief Administration Officer.
Let me say that again people abandon shippers. John was Bridgeport’s Mayor Joseph P Ganim Chief Administration Officer, AKA the “hatchet-man” Let that sink in Port’s political round table while Y’all knocking on doors. 😂
There seem to be two conundrums. Maria, and Gen Now, perhaps Aidee.
We know Maria is not going to openly endorse G2, John, and she didn’t support Moore four years ago. So my guess Daniel will be the logical choice for her.
Gen Now, by extension Aidee based on her cameo in Gen Now’s Taste the Movement campaign. We know G2 and John’s are out. Gen Now is tied to Moore. We will presume (the times) are not “logical” enough for Daniel to scare the skivvies out of G2 like Moore did four years ago.
So if they jump ship to Daniel because Moore seems to be running behind Daniel and wants to pick a win/better house. They come off as just what they are, “NON-PARTISAN” And just looking to oust G2 for the people. 🙂
If they say what looks like the Titanic. They will come off as weak with no real political prowess if Daniel Daniel best Moore.
I guess the best they can hope for is if they stick with Moore she does better then last and OR they don’t get trounced in their own backyard. It is going to be interesting to see how Taste the Movement fair in this election. But don’t worry Gen Now if the R\s reclaim the White House, you’ll be back in business, Logically Politically speaking 🙂
But no matter how you slice this shit, Those who had abandoned Moore for G2’s Hatchet-man, Please save the holier-than-thou, anti-corruption, moral virtue shit. You want in/power over Port’s taxation spending “plan” JS “Logically speaking” of course. 🙂
OIB affords me the chance to be MM’s instant and imaginary campaign manager. Here’s what I’d say: STOP your campaign for the primary and
START your campaign for write-in victory!
Make it official and break the rhythm of your opponents and the political calendar.
Make the primary uneventful.
If you’re not remarkable, you’re invisible.
Speaking of “No Regrets” 🤣
To be fair to the political rats abandoning Moore’s seemingly sinking ship. Let’s say self-serving Port Pols will jump ship based on current political winds. Y’all know who you are, pretty much everyone who’s knocking on doors for G2’s ex-CAO Hatchet-man.
Yet some seem to be desperately reaching ” Good Job Port canvassers. 🤣
Speaking of “Pols”