Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli’s recent attack on Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno appears to be backfiring. The oversized glossy postcard comparing Guadagno to Hillary Clinton is drawing angry comments on social media and pledges to work for Kim’s nomination on June 6.
Childhood friends of the Assemblyman are turning their backs on his candidacy and Republican women are particularly offended:
Here’s a small sample:
Once again, pollster extraordinaire Adam Geller proves to be prophetic. In his release of an internal Guadagno poll last week, Geller said that Ciattarelli’s campaign is “negative” and “ineffective.”
“The next 20 days are likely to be filled with lies, exaggerations and attacks from the Ciaterelli campaign as the clock continues to tick and their desperation grows with each passing minute,” Geller concluded.
Ciattarelli’s campaign has been the dumbest political effort this blogger has ever seen in twelve years of covering New Jersey politics. With little name recognition outside of Somerset County, Ciattarelli needed to introduce himself and his positive attributes to statewide voters, before attacking his opponents, in order to be viable. He’s done the opposite by attacking Kim with every message and allowing the Guadagno campaign to define him as “High Tax Jack.”
Hirsh Singh, a political neophyte, is running a smarter campaign than Jack. Had Singh started earlier and had more professional support, he could have outperformed Jack in the primary—he still might. Singh has a brighter political future than Ciattarelli who will be a MBA/CPA magazine salesman when the next New Jersey governor is sworn in next January.
Jack Ciattarelli is Steve Lonegan without a sense of humor. Nasty and not funny is just nasty.