Despite the fact that the voting machines have not opened, that the opinion polls are all over the place, and despite the fact that Monmouth University's Patrick Murray reports that mail-in ballots are coming in predominantly from areas that are predictably pro-Corzine, the editorial board of MoreMonmouthMusings is calling the 2009 New Jersey gubernatorial race for Chris Christie.
This media outlet is so powerful and has such influence on their readers that those who have already mailed in write in votes for Steve Lonegan are pleading with county clerks to void their mail-in votes and let them do it over. Several have hired election law attorneys to plead temporary insanity...they've only been insane since June 2...in an effort to get a judge to let them vote again. Doctor Phil is on standby to certify that anyone who wrote in Steve Lonegan by mail and now regrets it has indeed regained their sanity.
Who is this powerful media outlet with more influence than IMUS, Neil Covuto, InTheLobby, Bob Ingle, NJ105.5 and the New York Times combined?
"There is no other website out there with more influence in Central NJ. " ~ Adam Geller, CEO, National Research
" I read your blog all the time." ~ Chris Christie (April 6, 2009 while a candidate for Governor)
"More Monmouth Musings is a must-read. Art Gallagher skillfully covers local, state and national affairs and his blog is a definite stop on the daily news round up. A respected conservative, Art knows when to question conventional wisdom and his guest commentators provide an array of opinions on everything from the State House to the school board." ~ Senator Joe Kyrillos
" dung droppings" ~ commenter on Frank Pallone's facebook page.
"Can't speak for bigoted ignoramuses though so I'll leave that to you and yours." ~ Kathy Baratta
"Retarded" ~ Adam Puharic, former Monmouth County GOP Chairman
"More Monmouth Musings is a romping and rambunctious meeting place for the politically-engaged, and Art Gallagher is the incomparable ringmaster of this unique domain. " ~Scott Sipprelle,future Congressman
"Oh my goodness!" ~ Mayor Anna Little, future Congresswoman
"The most influential conservative in Central Jersey and Dean of the N.J. Conservative Blogging Caucus. First site I check every day... after my own!" ~ Matt Rooney, SaveJersey.com
"MMM is a great source of insider gossip and news in the conservative wing of the Republican Party and the Tea Party. I don’t agree with everything I read, but I keep taking a look- it is definitely entertaining. However, MMM would be better and could have far greater credibility if Art Gallagher didn’t display his biases quite so obviously and ran an unbiased forum for discussion. " ~ Mickey Gooch, Mickey Gooch
Pallone's Town Hall Meeting, Red Bank, August 25, 2009