Will January 1, 2014 be the first day of — A year that Craig Eaton and Marty Golden will show everybody in the Republican Party that making up and rebuilding the GOP is just “A Bridge Too Far” — OR — A year of peace and prosperity in and for the Brooklyn GOP ?
The following Resolutions show the kind of Year that I think it will be —
Is a universal deal or any kind of lesser deal between the Eaton and Golden factions of the Brooklyn Republican Party something in which anybody is really interested ? Based on several conversations during the holidays that I had with many people on both sides of the Golden-Eaton – Eaton-Golden year-long contretemps, there seems to be little to no interest in doing anything like making a deal while the lawsuit about the 2013 Brooklyn GOP Convention has any life in it. It’s purely speculation to try to project any kind of negotiating when and if either side is declared the winner by the Brooklyn Supreme Court.
— Both sides in the Brooklyn GOP fight should make a 2014 resolution to try to work things out before the competing forces build any momentum in the 2014 election cycle. If they don’t, it will be tough to explain away ( to anybody who might ask) why no peace parlay was ever tried.
— If State Senator Martin Golden and Timothy Cochrane are serious that Mr C should be the Kings County Republican Chairman anytime in the foreseeable future, they should make a joint 2014 resolution to actually roll-out Cochrane as a “candidate” worthy of the support of a clear majority of Republicans active in the Brooklyn Republican Party. He has never done that in his life. Eaton has been chairman since 2007; and he has made his case as to why he should continue as the Kings County GOP Chairman. Unless, Tim Cochrane gets placed into that chairmanship by the courts, he should show that he is a real Republican by actually running for some elective office AS A REPUBLICAN in 2014. If Mr. Cochrane is as good as he thinks he is and as State Senator Golden says that he is, Cochrane should run somewhere in Brooklyn on Golden’s ticket to prove it. In fact, didn’t Cochrane once put himself forward for Congress in Weiner’s old district, garnering no support, and before that for Congress in the Brooklyn-Staten Island district on another party’s line.
— If those opposing State Senator Golden are serious about trying to “beat” him in a Republican Primary, they should unite behind a single credible GOP opposition candidate ASAP. So far, Russell C. Gallo has put his marker down by public declarations and the start-up of an attack blog targeting Golden by name (btw, the concept of the “Golden Watch” referred to in Gallo’s blog came from the "Coolidge family gold watch" referred to by Christopher Walken, playing Captain Koon in “Pulp Fiction”). There has been some mention of a few other names; but, to date, nobody has even done the little bit that Gallo has. All of the serious candidates need to name and file their committees, and start to show that they can bank some cash for a real campaign. The serious candidate(s) need(s) to make (a) 2014 resolution(s) to get this done sooner rather than later.
— Any and all real Republicans should realize that beating Andrew Cuomo is a virtual impossibility in 2014. However, freeing the GOP from its current position of servitude to both the NYS Conservative Party, and the IDC and other Democrats can be accomplished. There should be a series of resolutions that: 1) Brooklyn GOP leaders will seek out and support only statewide candidates that will refuse to run on the Conservative Party line; 2) the Brooklyn GOP will run the strongest candidates possible against Simcha Felder and all the IDC state senators running in Brooklyn; and 3) no Republican candidate for any office will be supported if they have been first endorsed by the Conservative Party.