Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Unprecedented Election Campaign to Beat The "Unqualified"

If your looking for a silver lining the election, the Vaad with all its control and power, panicked. A few weeks prior, they wrote off the candidates as a joke and sat comfortably. Then the arrogance wore off they got very nervous and went into full panic mode. The  campaign they ran was unprecedented in Lakewood history for a primary election. To beat 4 unqualified candidates they spent over $50,000 dollars and went all out. Primaries used to be a cakewalk they would issue a letter the day before and that was it. For the first time  they got the Roshei Yeshiva to write a new letter in support of the Vaad, if that wasnt
enough the roshei yeshiva again put up new letters in yeshiva buildings on Election day telling the bnei yeshiva to go and vote. They cleverly painted the non endorsed candidates as bringing machlokes and pirud and called them names. They took control of the media and did not allow the message  from other candidates to get through to the masses.  There was a lot of money from special interest put in to fight off the unqualified and get the base to go out and vote. The Day of elections they hired workers stationed at strategic places around Lakewood handing out fliers who to vote for.  They did enough to win with help from seniors and all those who make money off construction and development. 
It was money well spent to know that 2000 residents took the time to vote for a better quality of life and a grassroots campaign has begun. 

22 comments:

  1. Does no one realize that the real power is now with the multitude of free "news" publications that are delivered to your doors? HUNDREDS of ads assaulting us on so many items for sale and ideologies to adopt. And elections are just a great seasonal source for these guys, so they stoke the fear and cash in time and again.
    Well, cash me outside.

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    1. I wouldn't know, they go straight from my front porch to the recycling bin.

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    2. It actually does get recycled. The same letter will come to your doorstep next year.

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    3. Straight to the garbage..but point well made.

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  2. For the life of me I cannot understand why the seniors wold vote for the candidates who do not vote in the seniors' best interests, i.e., the VAAD's candidates. Just do not get it.

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    1. They were burned too often in the past.

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    2. when were they ever burned? they've always gotten special treatment and been handed whatever they wanted.

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  3. Harold, is it possible for someone to still run as an independent?

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    1. Why not. Gruman and sharaby should now run as independents

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    2. 1. independent candidates had to file their petitions by yesterday.
      2. did you not see that Sharaby didn't get out the vote?
      3. IF everyone wants to get together and decide on a write in candidate, then that might be something, but the likely hood of that is nil.

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    3. Gruman was in a tough position, the vast majority of the Democrat vote was seniors, who voted for Coles

      Sharabi was just a weak candidate. I have more people on my kids bar mitzvah mailing list.

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    4. Is it illegal to vote for a write in candidate twice being that we all have two votes? We could double the anti Vaad vote and maybe get one seat!

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    5. Sharabi has done more for the community than any other e.g.Cedarbridge,Prospect Park,Chesnut
      He means l'shem Shamayim

      He should have however campaigned much more

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    6. why do you think only "harold" can answer that question?

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  4. It was actually around 2500 unique people who voted against VAAD candidates - Gruman voters should be counted fully (rather than 50% for the others) since there was no one else (non vaad) on the Dem side (and you can't vote for both a Dem and Republican).

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  5. Do you really feel that the VAAD was running a campaign against "unqualified" candidates, or do you mean that it was a campaign that the VAAD ran against so-called "unqualified" candidates. I think you should have written the word "unqualified" in quotes so that people understand that you do NOT think they were unqualified (unless you do?).
    In any case, there is NO SUCH THING as an unqualified candidate unless he is under 18 years old. There is NO OTHER requirement (I think). Maybe residency.
    We should continue to fight the corruption and outright geneivah (theft) that is being perpetrated by the "ruling elite." We need independent candidates to run in the general election so that THE PEOPLE have a REAL VOICE on the committee.
    I'M MAD AND I'M NOT GOING TO TAKE IT ANYMORE!!!

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  6. Inedpendent candidate had to file by June 6th.
    Too late, sorry

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  7. The seniors were thrown a doggie-bone by the elite & Bob.
    Farshteist?

    The vaad & Bob know that the seniours can be bought for peanuts, then pay out of their pockets thousands in taxes. [rember the generator pay-off?]
    It's called they are penny-wise, pound foolish.

    But watch them fight between themselves for every petty item.



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  8. Alexander Hamilton said the masses are.....
    The Masses have the herd mentality.

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  9. Also Travis and Sharabi were told to leave BMG premises and not campaign there But the Vaad was allowed to campaign in all yeshiva buildings.

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  10. Gruman, sharaby, Travis and Hirsh should get together and have 1 of them "run" as a write in, should get enough votes to win then

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  11. If gruman Travis Hirsh and sharaby get together and have 1 (or 2) "RUN" for a write in there is a good chance still to get somewhere.

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