New Jersey Governor's Race

Monday, May 04, 2009

Steve Lonegan, Republican candidate for New Jersey governor and the former mayor of Bogota, makes his case to New Jersey's primary voters.


Steve Lonegan

Comments [15]

Matt from Manhattan

Philior - I think your caps lock was stuck on those questions you left.

May. 04 2009 01:52 PM
PHILIOR from brooklyn

MY QUESTION IS TO DAN KAPLAN (comment [11] above.)

Dear Dan, to be fair shouldn’t those “pro-choice” be called pro-abortionists?

May. 04 2009 01:25 PM
PHILIOR from brooklyn

This is fascinating, how an absurdity repeated over and over starts looking as something normal, and normal logic is being questioned as something needing to triple-proof itself.

Dear Brian, just think for a moment, when Steve Lonegan said he would support medicinal use of marijuana (by the ill for pain relief), you have asked him “why?”

You are widely regarded (by me as well) as a person of common sense; nevertheless, even you got used to this undemocratic notion that it is OK for a government to strip the adult citizens from their natural rights to consume whatever they deem suitable for them. You may not know, that even the Soviet Union, had laws prohibiting narcotics distribution and production but NOT the consumption. How, in your opinion, our Beacon of Freedom compares to the Evil Empire?

In my, and those whom I respect as great minds, opinion the appropriate question would have to be not why medicinal use of effective drug is good, but rather “why not?”.


May. 04 2009 12:42 PM
Paulo from Paterson, NJ

He got elected in Bogota because there was very little opportunity for him to change the town to fit his socially conservative agenda. Nobody will trust him with the governorship. If the head of the PTA is a Communist or a Fascist, it doesn't really matter if they get the job done. If they're governor, it's a totally different story.

May. 04 2009 11:49 AM
Dan Kaplan from Chelsea

Please don't call those against abortion "Pro-life." You are letting them poison the well in the description of the issue. Please call them just what they are: anti-abortionists.

May. 04 2009 11:48 AM

I pay some of the highest property taxes in the state and would gladly continue to pay them to help impoverished communities in NJ and to keep this neo con out of Planned Parenthood clinics. Inspections? Who is he kidding -- sounds like a harassment campaign in the making.

May. 04 2009 11:48 AM
Nancy from NYC

This guy has no answers. He's proposing policies that have been proven to be losers. Get the hook and pull him off stage!

May. 04 2009 11:46 AM
Marylou from Manhattan

Why does anyone running for Governor of a state where the economy is failing talk about abortion as his number one campaign issue? This is just a smoke screen for people who think anyone who believes a woman should have a choice are "bad women".

May. 04 2009 11:46 AM
Stacy R from NJ

Would you please tell him that it is "Democratic" not Democrat pary?

May. 04 2009 11:44 AM
Susan from Kingston, New York

A superior candidate? Doesn't sound like it!

May. 04 2009 11:44 AM

NJ is pro choice. He's out of step.

May. 04 2009 11:43 AM
Matt from Manhattan

So line out planned parenthood, no gun control, and illegal immigrants are criminals. Yep, he's a Republican.

May. 04 2009 11:43 AM
Bistko from NYC

The word is Democratic. Not Democrat.

May. 04 2009 11:42 AM
Jeff Putterman from Queens

I'm a new yorker, so I really couldn't care less about "jersey." But any politician who starts off defending negative attacks as part of the game, is patently pathetic. No wonder this guy loses so often.

May. 04 2009 11:39 AM
Paulo from Paterson, NJ

Ask him about his "pro-business" stance when he bullied McDonald's to remove a sign in spanish.

May. 04 2009 11:39 AM

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