Saturday, December 20, 2008



Theresa Smith is THE HUDDLER’S choice for the special council district 2 race. Ms. Smith is a long time community grass roots activist, this along with her experience inside the bureaucracy known as the City of Pittsburgh school system gives her some credibility. I don’t want anyone in the burghosphere bashing her just because she won the democratic endorsement. For once “the machine’ did the right thing and endorsed the BEST candidate for the job.

WORD ON THE STREET, is that Schubert was the mayor’s horse in this race. With all due respect to Mr. Schubert, I don’t believe he had the experience to take on the task of representing the district. I do encourage him to get more involved in his community, and play a positive role in it. I am sure we haven’t seen the last of him. Candidate Rob Frank would make an EXCELLENT staffer for the candidate that wins the race. As a long time democratic committee leader, it will be interesting to see if Mr. Frank goes outside his party endorsement system and runs as an independent. The same goes for Schubert. I know that Gloria Blotzer was quoted as saying she would not seek the democratic nomination. I think some of her comments in the post gazette article make her sound like a hypocrite. She should resign from the democratic committee seat she holds. I follow this district very closely, and know nothing about her or Mr. Folino. The special election is scheduled for February 3, 20009.

Once again THE HUDDLER would like to say great job to Theresa Smith!


Matt H said...

The best candidate won.

The Mayor's candidate did win. Smith had the silent backing of the Mayor at the tail end of this.

Smith would have won on her own merit though.

Bram Reichbaum said...

Do you think the Republican candidate unveiled today merits any consideration?

Matt H said...


Mark Rauterkus said...

Rob posted on my blog that he'll be with a focus to the May 2009 Primary. Interesting approach.