Any major editorial that incorporates “...national laughingstock...” in connection with anybody running for congress or even dog catcher usually means very bad prospects are in store for that campaign and that office seeker
Getting featured in the “Daily News” and on the “Daily Show” in less than a week for a local Brooklyn pol must be akin to some kind of new land speed record — but when it’s done by somebody like Wile E. Coyote, with an Acme jet pack on roller skates, everybody knows what comes next
Whatever window there might have been for Domenic Recchia’s and the Democrat’s bid to unseat Michael Grimm as the Staten Island and West Brooklyn congressman, it is closing so fast that I think I hear it slamming down as I tickle these keys
Usually, I like to pull some of the better quotes out of a piece of writing that rates a prominent place in a post on this blog, but this News editorial should be digested whole; so pretend you’re a python and take it in whole (See “Train Recchia – The Dem contender for Michael Grimm's congressional seat makes a dim impression” by the Editorial Board/ “Editorials,” 10/19/14, NY Daily News
My first thought was "...train Recchia to do what ?"; but that wasn't what the people at the News meant at all. The Daily News Editorial was more like everybody on the “Dancing With the Stars” panel giving 4s and 5s in the later rounds of DWTS, except for Len, who gives a “3,” but says what a nice chap that star seemed to be and that he gave it his all.
On the other hand, one has to doubt that an ENDORSEMENT of Michael Grimm is likely to come any time soon from the News folks. After all, the News’ editorialists did express a wish that there would have been an eligible 10th grader to take on the Congressman.
The headline and sub-headings above pretty much tell the tale — And I’m pretty sure that you get it all....