NJ Governership

I’ve seen a lot of ads for John Corzine and Doug Forrester in the NJ governor’s race on TV here in Philadelphia. In today’s debate, neither of the moderators is from New Jersey itself — one is from New York City and the other is Jim Gardner. I know much of New Jersey is a suburb for NYC and Philly, but I wonder if it actually makes sense to dedicate so much advertising money and on-stage space to out-of staters.

Also, there are two minor party members up on stage criticizing the major candidates and saying that the major cands aren’t spending enough time speaking to the issues. But they’re being counter-productive by shortening the amount of time Forrester and Corzine will be questioned by the reporters.

1 Comment so far

  1. Brady (unregistered) on October 19th, 2005 @ 9:03 am

    I’ve been saying for years that there really is no need for New Jersey, because if you draw a line across the state around where Trenton is, the lower half considers themselves Philadelphia and the upper half considers themselves New York.

    As for the two minority party candidates, this is a problem that’s been around forever. But what can you do, because every candidate should be entitled to debate?

    Last year I covered a debate between Allyson Schwartz (D) and Melissa Brown (R) for the 13th Congressional District (NE Phila) here in PA, and there were two other candidates — Chuck Moulton (Libertarian) and John P. McDermott (CST) — that just attacked the two main candidates the whole time. Very counterproductive. But what would you do?

    MOULTON, CHUCK (LIB) 3,865

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