There are few Jewish journalists I like and respect as much as Samuel Freedman, a distinguished professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and Pulitzer-prize nominee, which is why if he criticizes me I take it seriously.
Sam wrote a lengthy feature on me and my friend Peter Noel when we co-hosted WWRL 1600 AM’s morning show in 2002-2003. It was a ground-breaking radio program on America’s legacy black radio station that featured a renowned African-American journalist and a Rabbi dueling it out for four hours every morning. Peter became a brother to me and remains so till today, veritably one of the truly fine people I know amid our myriad political disagreements. Sam’s lengthy feature in The New York Times captured the vibrancy of our morning program and the capacity of people from different backgrounds to find common ground and love each other.
Surrogate Rosemarie Peters, Sheriff Shaun Golden, Congressman Chris Smith, Freeholder Serena DiMaso and Freeholder Tom Arnone celebrate their victories on Election Night
By Art Gallagher
Monmouth County’s Democrat leadership is spinning the shellacking they took last week from Sheriff Shaun Golden, Surrogate Rosemarie Peters, Freeholder Director Tom Arnone and Freeholder Deputy Director Serena DiMaso as a function of President-elect Donald Trump’s performance in the county.
Vin’s spin is laughable on many levels. Let’s hope he believes it.
The Monmouth GOP swept the county races because, under Golden’s leadership, they campaign the same way the govern. They work smarter and harder with less money.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Cory Booker said Sunday that “people are so fearful” in the wake of Tuesday’s election and expressed “deep concern” about America’s future. Speaking on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Booker (D-N.J.) decried the tone of the just-concluded campaign run by President-elect Donald Trump, who received enough electoral votes to become U.S. chief executive… Read the rest of this entry »
I want to give a gentle pushback against the narrative that “all the polls were wrong” on the Presidential race. Many of them were wrong. Maybe most of them were. But the internal polls for the campaign were spot on.
You may recall that the pundits laughed when Kellyanne mentioned that we spotted a fairly large hidden Trump vote, or as she called them, “undercover Trump voters.” Our polling always showed these folks in fairly large numbers. And they fell off of their chairs on their bright shiny studio sets when we started actively campaigning in states like Wisconsin and Michigan and Pennsylvania. But again, the polling provided evidence that there were cracks in that big blue wall. And we listened to the polls, and trusted them.
MMM publisher Art Gallagher will be appearing on the TommyGShow this afternoon at 4 p.m. to discuss President Elect Donald Trump’s “surprising” victory (which Art predicted) as well as the huge Monmouth County victory for Sheriff Shaun Golden, Surrogate Rosemarie Peters, Freeholder Director Tom Arnone and Freeholder Deputy Director Serena DiMaso.
The TommyGShow can be heard online or at WCTC 1450 AM Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m .
Thanks to our friends at NJSpotlight and NJ News Commons, New Jersey election results will be available up to the minute on MoreMonmouthMusings.
Through NJSpotlight’s widget readers can view live results in the Presidential race in New Jersey by county and Congressional races by district. A widget will also be updating the statewide results of Ballot Questions 1 and 2.
MMM editor Art Gallagher will be reporting on the County and Municipal races live from Monmouth GOP’s headquarters at the American Hotel in Freehold.
The polls close at 8pm. We’ll report results and updates and we get them.
Using the superlatives “ultimate”, “innovator,” “revolutionary,” and “extraordinary,” Monmouth County and State Law Enforcement associations lined up to endorse Sheriff Shaun Golden for a third full term leading the County’s law enforcement and emergency management operations.
The State P.B.A., the Monmouth County Conference of P.B.A. Delegates, P.B.A. Local #314 (Monmouth County Sheriff’s Officers)and P.B.A Local #240 (Monmouth County’s Correction Officers) each cited Golden’s extensive law enforcement and EMS background, his leadership and his embrace of advanced technology to increase the effectiveness and cost efficiency of his Office as reasons to keep him on the job.