Maybe VMA Is Not So Bad

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By John Hubbuch

When I got back from an out of town trip yesterday, in addition to the pizza restaurant  and home repair flyers there was a slick campaign brochure from Citizens For Accountable Leadership with photos of Messrs. Johnson,Salzman and Tucker, VMA's candidates for next month's election.  The brochure had brief bios and the usual platform platitudes. I learned that Mr. Salzman and Tucker were both attorneys. That was a bit worrisome. 


My brochure had a handwritten note: "Hi John! Sorry we missed you. Kudos on the blog!" Immediately I began to like these candidates even though I have been critical of VMA in the past.                                          

VMA is like Duke basketball or the Yankees. Just because they're good and successful, maybe you shouldn't hate on em. Give credit that even though these guys have this election in the bag, they're out there passing out brochures and writing personal notes even though they might  not be sincere. So VMA wins all the time. What's wrong with that? If you don't like them or their policies, here's an idea: Beat them in an election. This isn't Egypt or Libya.

Maybe all VMA's success has made them a bit cocky and arrogant. Just remember what Muhammed Ali said: "It ain't braggin if you do it."                                                


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Posted: March 18th, 2011 9:43 AM

Somebody left you a pizza restaurant? Can I have a newspaper column?

John Hubbuch from Oak Park  

Posted: March 18th, 2011 9:09 AM

Please know that whoever writes me the longest personal note will definitely get my vote with the caveat that the note it says nice things about me. Or money.

john murtagh from oak park  

Posted: March 17th, 2011 5:35 PM

Neat experience John. A personal literature drop. Did your neighbors also get a personalized piece of literature? I doubt it. Getting an early note is a sign you got clout. You have a blog -- CLOUT. The VMA probably hoped they would get a nice comment from you. They got it. We used to write notes on literature & postcards early in campaigns to freeze those w/ clout. There is nothing, nothing new in street politics --just new variants. I bet the gen'l lit drop will occur on 4-5-11.

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