The Obama Menendez Show
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Hoboken411.com isn’t really here to get involved with state or national politics. Sometimes, I’d rather just sit back and watch other people hash it out before I even form an opinion. However, it can serve as an outlet when the timing is right.
Since I don’t have an overwhelming passion regarding this race, here’s what one of our readers has to say:
“Let’s face it, even Democrats dying to take back control of the Senate are gagging at the thought of voting for “Hudson Country Democratic Machine” favorite Bob Menendez. The idea of attending a rally and cheering for him is even worse. But Barack Obama?? He’s a rock star! Every Dem would rush the stage just to touch his cloak. He might be the second coming! And he’s coming Hoboken. Obama is slated to appear at a rally early Thursday evening at Menendez’s campaign offices near the PATH station starting at 5pm through 7pm, but will most likely arrive late.
Think of it as having to sit through Ashlee Simpson in order to see Jay-Z perform. (Right next to Teak! Sushi and sake afterwards!)”
Additionally, it was indicated that there is an automated phone message from Mayor Roberts calling and urging everyone to attend this rally.
Anyone care about this? If so, what are your thoughts?
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Don’t have any real political input here. No endorsements. Just observations.
The hoopla was in full effect tonight. Crowd control measures. Heavy police presence. All media outlets. Grandiose setup with lights and soundsystem. Large staff of over-eager political aids and helpers running around like headless chickens with clipboards. Curious onlookers as well as strong supporters. Loud music. Giant flags. The stage was set.
The media had two platforms to set their gear up:
The Hoboken City Council got their 2 minutes on stage:
Elaborate and expensive sound system. Imagine if these politicians used the millions of dollars in campaign contributions for a GOOD cause? Why must they need such crazy setups to grab the attention of voters? I guess the words they say aren’t powerful enough on their own.
This fruity banjo and horn band may have been the most interesting thing of the night:
Teak got a lot of publicity for free tonight:
“Bring in the SWAT team, since we’re CERTAIN terror groups across the globe are plotting against these local New Jersey politicians”.
Enough satellite radiation to give everyone brain cancer:
People were CRAZY excited to get spiffy signs that will eventually litter our neighborhood.
Mayor Roberts felt great on this large stage. Let’s not give him any ideas.
Senator Lautenberg appeared to be uncomfortably passing gas in this photo.
And then he laughingly waves the smell away:
Corzine says a few words while Menendez and Obama laugh about his puffy receding hair line and beard to detract attention from it.
Obama comes up STILL laughing at Corzine.
By the time Menendez came up I was fading as if I accidentally swallowed a pallet of Ambien. He was yammering about something, but I cannot remember. I just had to get out of there and head to the Taste of Hoboken, which was much more enjoyable.
This event was a waste of time and money in my opinion. But I guess it can be interesting for some. But I heard traffic was a nightmare!
Can’t they just film this in a studio and show it on TV?