Friday, April 27, 2012

Why even bother?

I was out of town this past week and missed this article about the fundraising for Superward 6 in Norfolk but luckily for all of you my sister-in-law told me about it. 

Here is the summary:

Winn $163,000
Amiral $15,000
Calabrese $1,200
Scaccia $770

And no, I did not put an extra zero in Winn's column or take a zero  away from Scaccia.

Those numbers tell me two things.
1.  Winn certainly has the establishment support.
2.  Calabrese and Scaccia don't understand how elections work. 

Kids, put a fork in this election because it is done.

Sure, there is a lot of anti-incumbency sentiment out there.  However, with three candidates opposing him the anti-Winn vote will get split and he will cruise to an easy victory. 

Sorry, but that's the reality.  This joker will get re-elected and Norfolk voters will continue to wonder why things aren't getting better. 


  1. Do I have to vote? Does that mean I can't complain? I feel ready to forego my right to complain.

    1. No.
      I didn't say that you shouldn't vote nor that you can't complain. Feel free to do both or neither. My point is that this election is over. Winn will get re-elected even though I think a sizable number don't want him.

  2. $770 is a pretty thin budget, but maybe history will repeat itself:
    I'm curious to see how it shakes out.

    1. I don't think this is the same as Smigiel vs. Wright. The voter discontent is there with incumbents but none of the challengers has nearly the support or name recognition that Smigiel has.