Wednesday, May 22, 2013

"We, The People" Say Callahan!

The Fake Rev likes to refer to himself as "We, the People." But last night, the real people spoke. Overwhelmingly, Democrats said they want John Callahan to be their next County Executive. According to the "unofficial" Northampton County tally, he has 50.45% of the vote (5,182) to Glenn Reibman's 28.5% (2,928) and Lamont McClure's even more distant 20.92% (2,149).

Callahan beat McClure 2.4 votes to 1.

Callahan overcame a campaign of smears from his opponents, who double-teamed him. Unable to find any really bad photos of Callahan, Reibman used a look-alike to try to present Callahan as a drunk. It even reached the point, last weekend, in which goofy paparazzi followed Callahan wherever he went, trying unsuccessfully to catch him in a compromising position.

McClure was even worse, with goofy and completely unsubstantiated accusations that he made through Fake Rev Mario Martinez on his barely legible hate blog. Martinez lurked around McClure's campaign HQs last night, trying his best to make sure the TV camera caught him.

While his opponents engaged in smears and pandering, Callahan conducted an impressive grassroots campaign in all corners of the County. He spent weekends knocking on doors in Easton, Wind Gap, Bangor, just about everywhere.

It paid off.

McClure's pathetic performance is an indication that Gracedale is no longer on the front burner with most voters. That issue was decided. It's time to move on into the many other aspects of County government, from protecting abused and neglected children, to making sure our bridges are safe.

This election is also a rejection of the demagoguery displayed by the Fake Rev and other Gracedale sympathizers who lost focus and became far too personal in their attacks.

Callahan's daughter cast her first vote today, accompanied by her Dad. I think she voted for Reibman.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am impressed with the entire county Dem ticket, moving forward. Not sure about that O'Donnell guy, he seems over the top and angry about something. Great mix of experience and good new folks. I think they will give the Republicans a run for their money.

Anonymous said...

Callahan ran a great campaign..

Anonymous said...

@116: that wont prove difficult when the republicans have an Alzheimer's patient and a slate full of tea party extremists. At least the war vet from Bethlehem made it through.

Anonymous said...

The comments here are particularly quiet this morning, BO. I wonder why that is...

Bernie O'Hare said...

Looks like all the haters have been shut up for once. But it won't last.

Anonymous said...

So did Wallace or O'Donnell come in fifth?

Bernie O'Hare said...

O'Donnell.

Bernie O'Hare said...

11 votes.

Anonymous said...

Do you think O'Donnell can win in the Fall? I am sure Wallace will ask for a recount.

There was talk that the county still has a precinct that was out? Any info?

Bernie O'Hare said...

What I have is a 100% tally, but this could change when the official count begins. There is no need to ask for a "recount" bc it is done automatically.

There is no way O'Donnell can win in the Fall as voters get to know him. He is a cranky old kook. Peg Ferraro will easily get more votes. I think Hunter, Heckman and Seyfried are a lockk.

Christen Borso is vulnerable, especially since she supported McClure and has given Callahan no reason to go out of his way to help her. The last thing he needs is another person on Council that will follow McClure.

Anonymous said...

Apparently McClure and Kraft want her to be part of a "block" they can use. McClure has said he will "watch" Callahan closely, whatever that means. I do think it is less likely Hunter, Heckman or Seyfried will be part of any "block".

Especially Jerry and Ron. This isn't their first go around and they know all the games people like to play.

Anonymous said...

I will be watching as well!!

Anonymous said...

Yes, Jim we know you love to watch.

Anonymous said...

WELL HOPEFULLY THE VOTERS WILL WISE UP BY THE TIME NOVEMBER ROLLS AROUND........PEOPLE OF NORTHAMPTON COUNTY ....THIS IDIOT HAS RUINED BETHLEHEM AND NOW YOU WANT HIM TO TAKE THE COUNTY DOWN AS WELL...GET SMART !!!

Anonymous said...

where is Fleck and McClure today? Must be sleeping one off. I thought reibman was up by 8 What a bunch of crap. they never had a chance and Fleck should never work another race in the the Valley. he is a fraud and a joke.

Anonymous said...

Jim, take your keyboard off the CAPS, you are really out there. Why are you not at work?

Anonymous said...

Should come as no surprise to any candidate that actually took a few moments and talked to the people.

Seamus