Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Mayoral Primary

The HUDDLER is not surprised to see Patrick Dowd enter the Mayoral race. For all of you"party" insiders out there... The HUDDLER is assuming that DOWD is not going to attempt to obtain the party endorsement? The HUDDLER keeps on trying to learn the rules of the Allegheny County Democratic Party, but likens it to learning the game of "bacharach" after a night of too many pints....

Patrick Dowd has NO TRACK record on City Council. He showed up for meetings. BUT- DOWD is hardly MAYOR material. This is just the HUDDLER's opinion. Our current Mayor - Luke Ravenstahl, (the HUDDLER hopes this kid was smart enough to change his name back - since FOOTBALL season is now over, much like the Mayor's D II kicking career) has been a "DRS" on more than one occasion, and despite his sound bites is NO FRIEND OF ORGANIZED labor. Tsk. Tsk. Michael Lamb, maybe you SHOULD have ran? The Huddler would have volunteered for that race!

The HUDDLER is highly disappointed lately in City-wide politics. Thankfully there will be some good City Council races this spring.

SPEAKING of City Council races... Can some of you out there in the Burghosphere help the HUDDLER out ? Who is Rob Frank? The Huddler knows the basics. Does he have a chance against Councilwomen Smith?

Also- word on the street via the south hills neighborhoods - Natalia Rudiak continues her push for City Council. The HUDDLER expects to be eating a proverbial foot soon, as the HUDDLER had Patrick Reilly as an early favorite in this race.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

What about Coghill?

Anonymous said...

Natalia's people are already calling south hills voters looking for support.

Matt H said...

Coghill is running and has his campaign in motion right now.

Huddler: Dowd won't be going for the endorsement. He missed the deadline to file for it.

Matt H said...

"The Huddler knows the basics. Does he have a chance against Councilwomen Smith?"

I know Rob and he is a great guy but he doesn't have a shot at winning. Theresa will not lose in the primary.

Mark Rauterkus said...

Luke played DIII, not 2, FWIW.

THE HUDDLER said...

M.R.

Thanks for the editorial. DIII it is....

John T. said...

Matt H. doesn't think Theresa Smith can lose anything. He should transfer his blog over into a quasi-campaign website for the sloppy, corrupt politician from District 2.

She didn't deserve to win the special and she probably wouldn't have if Georgia Blotzer hadn't run out of time.

I don't think Rob Frank can win anything, but I wouldn't be betting that Smith will be the nominee either.

Matt H said...

"Matt H. doesn't think Theresa Smith can lose anything. He should transfer his blog over into a quasi-campaign website for the sloppy, corrupt politician from District 2."

Ha Ha. Where are you getting corrupt and sloppy from? You couldn't be further from reality.

"She didn't deserve to win the special and she probably wouldn't have if Georgia Blotzer hadn't run out of time."

Whether you like it or not she won. How was Blotzer going to win if she had more time? She averaged less than 4 votes per precinct in the 20th WARD. If she had another month would that number have increased to 5 votes per polling place? Blotzer got crushed in the 20 & 28th Wards. There was no amount of time that would have allowed her to overcome her shortcomings in those communities.

"I don't think Rob Frank can win anything, but I wouldn't be betting that Smith will be the nominee either."

Then you should stay out of Vegas because you would come home a loser every time.