Last Day To Vote in 13th Congressional Atlas Poll Is This Monday
Don’t be left out! Voting in our online poll will end Monday night. We’ve been asking you to tell us who is most likely to win the 13th Congressional District Republican Primary. Mike Grimm and Michael Allegretti are the two GOP candidates running to defeat incumbent Democrat Michael McMahon.
Over a thousand of you have voted so far, and this race is too important not to have your voice heard.
Meanwhile, Michael Allegretti seems very bitter about our online poll.
Team Grimm made a polite entreaty to his supporters to vote for him in our poll on Facebook. I suppose Mr. Allegretti did not want to do the same on his Facebook page because I have not had the kindest things to say about him (mind you, those are not the positions of all bloggers on this blog).
So, on his Facebook page, Allegretti (or his campaign) wrote: “Maybe [Grimm] was too busy worried about blogs and online polls, while we took to the streets to send a message: we need new leadership! Hopefully, he can take some time to talk to voters today, if he decides your voice is more important than voting for himself online…”
Mr. Establishment’s just a tad upset, I take it.
Allegretti is not one to say that Grimm has not had his foot soldiers on the ground. Indeed, while Allegretti was toasting and clinking glasses in Manhattan not too long ago, Grimm’s people were hard at work collecting petitions in Brooklyn, which is supposedly Allegretti’s “stronghold.”
So, he knows better than to say such a childish thing.
And does Mr. Allegretti mind the fact that hundreds of people have voted for him in our poll? I can’t imagine Allegretti’s people haven’t been voting themselves. Don’t they want to demonstrate they have motivated enough supporters that they can make a strong showing in an online poll just one month before the primary itself?
Of course. So, why all the bitterness, Michael? Am I missing something here?
One other thing, Mr. Allegretti: I can assure you based on the statistics of our website that many thousands of readers have been coming to Atlas Shrugs in Brooklyn to read about our coverage and vote in our poll. Many of your would-be constituents have taken their support and/or grievances online, which helps communicate their ideas to a wider audience.
You should be listening to them rather than dismissing them.
In fact, we encourage both candidates to maintain a strong presence online so that voters who cannot make all of their events can still follow their campaigns right up until primary day.
Otherwise, keep voting, and we’ll provide updates as time goes by. May the best man win.