Why is Marty Golden making surprise personal phone calls since primary day to probable non-supporters? --- Is it to sit down and talk ? OR Is it all just talk ?
Since primary day it looks like my state senator has been burning up the phone lines to several of my political friends and associates.
The phenomenon is interesting for several reasons. First and foremost, these calls are quite surprising based on the immediate history of the relationship between State Senator Golden and the recipients of the calls; and they weren't expected when they came. Second, (with the exception of what I'm mentioning as a "Third" item of interest) the pattern of who has received these Golden calls, and who has not, does not immediately reveal a consistent strategy or motivation, although it is probably too early in the game to be looking for such a pattern. Third, as a preliminary observation, the people to whom Marty Golden has reached out and touched by phone are on a list of my longer-time special friends; whereas, with one or two exceptions, those who have not received similar calls are much more recent special friends of mine.
It's also notable that at least two of my longer term friends and associates, who did receive surprise calls from Golden, also had significant successes inside their Brooklyn bailiwicks on primary day, both of whose bailiwicks contain larger or smaller swaths of State Senator Golden's district.