Bob Ingle at Gannett tries to explain why gubernatorial hopeful Barbara Buono is (according to polls) losing so badly. If you can get past the editing problems with the piece, it’s worth a read. Here’s a sample:
Voters have had it with a Legislature that passes laws that seem more about running — some would argue ruining — every little part of our lives. They don’t like politicians who appear to be in the pocket of the New Jersey Education Association or other public employee unions.
Sucking up to public employee unions reminds people of the last governor, Jon S. Corzine, who couldn’t be elected dogcatcher in this state now.
Buono has been around a long time but like so many in the Legislature, or Congress, she just isn’t that well known outside her district. Buono’s challenge was to introduce herself to the state. That takes money. While she is busy raising it, the Christie campaign was busy painting its own image of Buono. Here’s a clue — think Corzine rerun.