The LA Times Villaraigosa Press Machine fired back up today by already declaring the CD2 City Council election a three way race between Anotnio Villaraigosa's THREE HORSES HE IS BACKING! Yes, this time City Hall insiders are LAUGHING that they have THREE candidates so they triple their chances after Measure B and Jack Weiss losses.
Of course although they mention the other 11 candidates, they failed to mention I ran for mayor recently and came in fourth of a field of ten, including the incumbent mayor who spent $3 million and another guy (Waldo Moore) who spend hundreds of thousands of dollars and two radio stations were blasting free infomercials for him round the clock; but this time there is a better chance the radio talk show hosts WILL NOT be supporting the other candidates with more money than me, this time. ZD MIGHT GET THAT "GRASS ROOTS CANDIDATE" RADIO COVERAGE, THIS TIME!
So I'm not so sure that if I got on the ballot it would be as much of a slam dunk in the three-way race department between the three Villar-supported candidates, Chris Essel, Roger Krekorian and Tamar Galatzan.
I WILL DISMANTLE ALL THREE OF THESE PEOPLE WHO ALL OF THE SUDDEN SEEM TO CARE SO MUCH ABOUT YOU AND THE CITY.
BUT FOR NOW...I AM HERE TO TELL YOU: SERIOUSLY...Although I am proud to say I got 1000 signatures MYSELF when I ran for mayor...I am not just hedging here when I say, "I ABSOLUTELY, 100% WILL NOT BE ABLE TO GET THE SIGNATURES MYSELF THIS TIME!!!"
It's a smaller area (District 2, not citywide) and there is less time. I WOULD DO IT WITH NO COMPLAINTS IF I FELT I COULD PULL IT OFF. I DON'T TRUST OTHER PEOPLE TO GET SIGNATURES FOR ME...I "LIKE" TO GET THEM MYSELF. But as an outside party accessing the situation, I WON'T GET IT DONE BY MYSELF.
I KNOW IF I GET ON THE BALLOT IT WILL MESS UP THE PROGRAM FOR THE OTHER THREE VILLARAIGOSA CANDIDATES. I KNOW THIS FROM THE FEEDBACK I HAVE RECEIVED FROM THE COMPETITION/OTHER POLITICAL INSIDERS IN THE CITY.
IF YOU do not want a three way race (as LA Times has already proclaimed), YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE TO GET OUT THERE AND GET SOME SIGNATURES!
There are some other fine grassroots candidates running I'm sure, but I haven't seen any of them at Council doing everything I have been doing to raise awareness and throw multiple wrenches in their machine.
I'd like to see THEIR cell phone minutes listening to people's complains and problems about City Hall over the past three years.
I'd like to read THEIR blog posts about all the way the city is screwing you.
And YOU HAVE TO BE ABLE TO GET THE ATTENTION NEEDED AS A GRASS ROOTS CANDIDATE.
I ALREADY RAN FOR MAYOR AND CAME IN A SHOCKING 4 of 10 with NO MONEY and other candidates ahead of me with BIG money and more support.
With all due respect to the other grass roots candidates.
I THINK ZUMA DOGG IS REALLY THE ONLY HOPE OF FUCKING IT UP FOR VILLARAIGOSA AND THE MACHINE.
IF YOU WANT TO HELP ROCK THE BOAT...I'm only the placekicker football holder in this process. I did the work over the past three years...I got the petitions to get signatures...
AND IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE ZUMA DOGG GO TO WORK AND LET THE WHOLE WORLD KNOW EXACTLY WHY CHRIS ESSEL, PAUL KREKORIAN AND TAMAR GALATZAN HAVE A HELL OF A LOT OF NERVE ASKING FOR YOUR VOTE...
YOU GOTTA GET SIGNATURES.
THIS HORROR MOVIE IS "GRASS ROOTS VS THE MACHINE" IN 3-D!
As someone who has pushed so hard against the machine...and you live ANYWHERE n the city...if you do not help get signatures and push for SOMETHING...I DEFINITELY FEEL A WHOLE LOT BETTER ABOUT MY EFFORTS AND REALLY HOPE YOU ENJOY WHATEVER YOU GET WITH THE OTHER THREE AND SURE AS HELL HOPE I NEVER SEE YOU AT CITY HALL COMPLAINING ABOUT THINGS.
THIS IS A CITY WIDE FIGHT! THIS ISN'T ONLY ABOUT CD 2...THE VOTES OF THE NEXT COUNCILMEMBER ARE THINGS THAT AFFECT THE ENTIRE CITY.
SO GET IN YOUR CAR FROM MARINA DEL REY AND EAGLE ROCK AND DRIVE TO LAUREL CANYON AND VENTURA AREA TODAY AND PICK UP SOME PETITIONS SO YOU CAN GET SIGNATURES THIS WEEK.
ARE YOU KIDDING ME...YOU THINK ZUMA DOGG IS GOING TO LET TAMAR GALATZAN AND HER BOY CHUMPARAIGOSA RUN ROUGHSHOT OVER THE CITY..
HELL NO!!! THAT'S WHY IT IS FRUSTRATING TO ME THAT I NEED TO RELY ON OTHER PEOPLE'S HELP THIS TIME.
TAKE BACK THE CITY...
I WARNED EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU EXACTLY WHAT THE BIG ISSUE PROBLEMS WERE THAT GOT UP INTO THIS MESS...AND I STOOD UP AND DID SOMETHING ABOUT IT EACH DAY!
YOU HAVE TO DO SOMETHING!