Wow! Talk about apathy. Good grief.
Boy, am I disappointed in the residence, citizenry of Newburyport, MA.
Those who are good at math, who were at Newburyport City Hall last night (I’m lousy at math), tell me that only about 25% of the voting public bothered to vote in this primary election for Mayor of Newburyport, MA.
There was a 40% turnout for the Special Election for the Newburyport School Override. 25% for a primary vote for Mayor. That’s just downright pathetic.
As one person said (probably a whole lot more than one person, I just didn’t hear them), “If it doesn’t affect people’s pocket books, I guess they just don’t care.”
Amen to that.
A big hearty congratulations to all 5 candidates who showed up and worked so hard for the city of Newburyport, MA. I hope that the citizenry shows a little more respect in the general election in November, cares about their city and gets out and votes.
And a big congratulations to Jim Stiles and John Moak.
(And, if I wanted to lighten things up a little, I’d say I’d petition the Newburyport City Council to have a special category on the November ballot, which would be–Which of all the candidates running do you think is the “easiest on the eyes.” (See earlier entry) After all, we live in a “Paris Hilton world.” Maybe if we included a beauty contest, people would actually care.)
Can you tell that I’m pissed and disappointed? Well, I am disappointed and pissed.
Again (also see previous post) the election results for the primary for Mayor of Newburyport, MA:
John Moak= 1355
Jim Stiles= 659
Dan McCarthy= 566
Steven Cole= 434
Gardiner Bacon= 99
(Folks, people-wise, the total number, 3118 is “bubkes”–that’s Yiddish for “nothing”… the New Yorker is coming out in me, oy veh.)