Nov 1, 2013

The Donovan Factor

The Donovan campaign has some wheels, not so much as a viable shot for mayor, but it's effect on the contested race of the election, Muller vs. Ott. The Republicans in Allentown are no factor, the six of them may, or may not vote. My guess is that Donovan will get their default vote. The group in play is those Democrats and independents that are disillusioned with Pawlowski. Each vote that Donovan gets, may well be from someone who would have otherwise stayed at home, but now in the voting booth, will vote for Muller. Conventional wisdom has Ott winning in the suburbs, but Muller sweeping Democratic Allentown. If Donovan increases the turnout in Allentown, Muller benefits.

UPDATE: It would be ironic if Donovan voters were to vote for Muller, particularly those who were against the water lease deal. Ott was against the water lease deal, recognizing it as a bad deal, and voted against extending the charter of the LCA. Muller is on the LCA board and voted for the water lease deal.     from an anonymous comment

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

It would be ironic if Donovan voters were to vote for Muller, particularly those who were against the water lease deal.

Ott was against the water lease deal, recognizing it as a bad deal, and voted against extending the charter of the LCA. Muller is on the LCA board and voted for the water lease deal.

Muller is Pawlowski at the county level. They even share the same sleazy campaign consultant.

Hopefully Donovan voters will recognize that Muller's campaign has been filled with lies and distortions in an effort to get them to vote against Ott.

I like to think that Donovan's voters are smart enough to see that.

Anonymous said...

due respect to the person above, Donovan's supporters are generally more liberal than most Democrats. They include Sierra Club folks, clean air folks and generally want Pawlowski to be more liberal. I seriously doubt that many of these folks will vote for the ultra-conservative Ott. If they do, then it will be funny to watch them freak out as he dismantles the things they love.

Anonymous said...

I'm not so sure voters are disillusioned by Pawlowski, regular residents have to think this guy is a genious when you see all the investment downtown. To me Pawlowski comes across as a polished professional, who is so good he's running for Governer, while Donovan comes across as an unqualified amatuer who wouldn't have a clue how to run the City.

michael molovinsky said...

@1:22, there used to be many blogs in allentown, unfortunately, one person, bill villa, proudly claims to have "encouraged" most of them to fold. in addition to harassing and threatening comments, villa also occasionally submits "reasonable" comments, hoping to slip through. considering that donovan is on villa's long list of victims, this could well be one of them. however, i do believe that many citizens perceive pawlowski as improving allentown, and therefore your comment is accepted, to represent that group.

Anonymous said...

Muller wasn't just on the LCA board, he was Cunningham's point person and amoung other scams helped plan the fake water rationing caper. He's a hack from the word go. Any ENVIRONMENTALIST who supports him is a fool. Then again I guess that puts them between a rock and a very hard place

Anonymous said...

I believe Muller has been quoted by a guest contributor on this blog as saying something about getting back at the "tree huggers" or something to that effect.

Hopefully, the "tree huggers" remember Muller's comments on Tuesday and pay him back.

Anonymous said...

1:22

I don't know what your definition is of a "polished" professional, but it certainly seems to be strange.