Tuesday, December 09, 2008

The Front-Runner & His Passive Challenger


This blog has contributed, perhaps, to Dictor's decision to withdraw and if that's the case -- no apologies. I want Dictor in this race, but I want Dictor to develop thicker skin. I also want Mark to gradually ditch this go-between persona and begin rally for the party nomination. Having Mark go to the org's is not the way to go, he's putting the cart before the horse. You go to the org.'s when you're campaigning for President. When you campaign for the primaries, you need to get out there and win RANK-IN-FILE hearts and minds.

Mark has the loyalists - but will these loyalists dwindle once Sam walks? What are relations like between McShera & Jardon? Both candidates have support, but both are equally indecisive. One candidate is believed by some, one of some right here, to be something of a conduit for Sam Miorelli - a sort of placeholder. I know Mark is more than that, but up until, I'm not convinced. Ben Dictor was forbidden from contacting me, allegedly by Sam Miorelli, but now that we've spoken, my only major bone to pick with him, is why he's not forcing a primary.

In all honesty I'd like to see Dictor in that running. I'd like to see people fight (though not maliciously) for the Independent nomination. I want that nomination to be valuable, I want it to be taken seriously, I want people from Gator to see how real democracy works. I want this primary to inspire change across the boards. I want to see Hargrove run. I want to see Cavatero test the waters for Spring '10, I want to see people nominate random people.


If you believe this sound comes from this band,
then you prolly think O&B doesn't need a real primary.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Where is Armando Grundy in all of this?

Christian Duque said...

Um, no offense, but who cares?

Anonymous said...

Probably the same people who care about Pedro Morales.

Anonymous said...

So first dictor demands that all posts regarding him be removed then he issues an ULTIMATUM that he will not appear if campaigning continues before the meeting, hey DICKTOR, this isnt Communist Russia, we have something called the 1st amendment

The fact that Duque is so willing to embrace the turncoat Simmons & Day and their "special" protege Dictor shows that he is much more stupid than i thought

Anonymous said...

Mark McShera has been by far the only person running who has acted mature enough to hold the SBP slot

Anonymous said...

Donte will crush all, he is the ideal that everyone can get behind.

Anonymous said...

If Dictor is out, I really like Donte. It would definitely put to rest those lies the Gator Party told BSU (that we're the "racist party"). We might even get them to come over to our side. Donte is a solid organizer who works really hard.

Christian Duque said...

Without violating anyone's trust - because I didn't divulge anything - I counseled Ben to call for a moratorium on all internal campaining until the Thursday meeting.

If Dictor is willing to withdraw and hold off until the big meeting, so should the other side. There shouldn't have been a statement in the first place, it should have been all about good faith... but I know that that wasn't entirely the case.

ShowMeTheGrundy said...

O&B will just have to settle for the likes of Mark McShera or Ben Dictor. Both candidates seem like good choices, but neither one of them is DEAD-SEXY like Armando Ramon Grundy Gomes.

Anonymous said...

anon 4:16 IS Donte Hargrove, and I claim my five pounds.

Hargrove was the only one person bitching about race during the campaign. All that was said by a gator party supporter was that Gator Party was more diverse than O&B (which is 100% true). He interpretted that to say O&B was racist and started yelling, screaming, ranting, and cursing in the middle of turlington.

Not a good thing at all.

Anonymous said...

The simple fact is Donte controls all!!!

Anonymous said...

after cavatero decided not to run for sbp, mcshera was a sure thing