Are John Quaglione and Marty Golden Siamese twins --- a lot of recent photos of the two of them together would possibly make you think so --- If so, why weren’t they separated at birth???
photo posted on the social media for both John Quaglione and Brooklyn GOP Boro
President candidate Vito Bruno graphically demonstrates the problem of the
Golden-Quaglione connection thingy
Both the social media for JQ and newby GOP candidate for Borough President Vito Bruno present the same photo --- Quaglione and Bruno together in some kind of bagel or sandwich shop --- the text says that Vito Bruno endorses John Quaglione for the City Council (See “Thank you to @BklynNYgop Borough President candidate Vito Bruno…” [https://twitter.com/JQuaglione/status/883466240848736257]; see also “Vito Bruno for Brooklyn with John Quaglione for City Council 2017 and 2 others…” [https://www.facebook.com/brunoforbrooklyn/photos/a.632466606959779.1073741829.628717010668072/642929909246782/?type=3&theater]). That’s all very nice, but who is Vito Bruno ???
But there is a rub, and here it is --- there are two other mugs in the frame; one looks like a potato salad kind of guy and the other is the ubiquitous New York State Senator Marty Golden, Quaglione’s boss for the whole of JQ’s adult life.
There are so many instances lately where Marty has appeared with his down the totem pole staffer John Quaglione; and that has to mean something….. My guess and it’s shared by a couple of long time Brooklyn GOP activist-consultant types is that Marty’s boy John Q. is in trouble, and that Golden and the Golden team pros know it.
MARTY TO THE RESCUE --- BUT WHAT HAPPENS TO MARTY IF QUAGS LOSES --- OR EVEN WORSE WHAT IF JQ COMES IN THIRD
Marty G. seems to be banking on his belief that he is “popular” inside the Brooklyn GOP; and that his political popularity is transferrable to his boy Quagsy. So he is hoping to cast a giant shadow that will cover up all of the manifest shortcomings of the John Quaglione campaign.
I think that State Senator Golden has made a very bad bet by going “all-in” on John Quaglione. Even if JQ were to squeak out a win in the 2017 GOP primary, how does that help Marty going forward ???
Even if John Quaglione were to become the GOP nominee for City Council from the 43rd District, he most likely would lose in November by an even wider margin than he did in 2013, even with the seat being “open” without an incumbent running. However, the way things look now, even with Marty always at his elbow, John Quaglione is likely to lose in the September 2017 primary. There is even a chance that JQ comes in third in the three-way race with Bob Capano and Liam McCabe.
Anything less than an outright primary win by John Q. Republican will show just how weak his boss SSMG’s hold is on the Brooklyn GOP and its prime voters.