Neither Jake nor Ralph are sweet young things anymore --- but as we approach the midpoint of 2018, it looks like Jake is out and Ralph is in
Jake Gold went from being the youngest member of the Democratic State Committee from Brooklyn to the oldest, being against CBID before he was for them, and vice-versa; Ralph, well there's almost too much to talk about, but he remembers when Jim McCarthy was a reform Democrat lined up with Nan Shea --- lots of water has passed under the Verrazano since then
Perfetto's first job in 2018 --- working hard on Ross Barkan to pull out. Frank S. and Ralph P. have had a chin-wag, and it looks like they are on the same page AGAINST SSMG.
I'll have more "background" on all of this next week, since I've been invited as somebody's "Plus-One" to a couple of DEM events..... After all, with the prospects of a Democrat clean sweep in 2018, "Independent Republicans" have to do what independent Republicans do best --- offer to chair "Republicans for....."
As Charles Dickens once wrote:
"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way – in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only...."
(From "Tale of Two Cities"; at least for once in your miserable lives you've seen the whole quote --- you can thank me later.....)