We’re off today for Yom Kippur but here’s a reminder:
Two important citywide elected positions are going to be decided in tomorrow’s Democratic primary election run-off. David Yassky and John Liu are vying to be New York City’s next Comptroller and Bill de Blasio and Mark Green are running for Public Advocate. Since no serious Republican opposition is expected in November’s general election, the winners of tomorrow’s run-off win the whole enchilada.
If you’ve ever wanted to know what it feels like to be a powerful Democratic party Boss with lots of political influence, then do this on Tuesday morning September 29: Wake up, slap some suspenders over your shoulders, and stuff a cigar in your face and a pocket watch in your vest. Waddle over to your local polling place and simply cast a vote. That’s it. That’s all you have to do to wield serious power on Tuesday.*
Only 11 percent of registered Democrats bothered to vote in the primary two weeks ago and turnout for tomorrow’s run-off is going to be absurdly low. If you are one of the few people who show up to the polls on Tuesday, your individual vote will count for a lot. You may never again have so much influence over a citywide election, so get out there and enjoy it just like Vito Lopez does. On Tuesday your one vote makes you the Boss.
* Actually, if you really want to feel like a Democratic Boss, then you should
drive to the polling place, don’t walk. Once you’ve arrived feel free to park in front of a hydrant or in some other illegal spot. Remember: You’re the Boss!