>Evidently sometime last week select Middletown residents were contacted to participate in a phone survey,purportedly to poll residents as to their opinions on local elections, politicians, the township committee, etc. Following a series of reasonably innocuous questions, the survey devolves into a smear campaign against Patricia Walsh.
Smearing opponents is, unfortunately, a long standing GOP practice. It is unfortunate that the Middletown Republicans are so devoid of ideas that they need to stoop to this level of campaigning so early in the season. Usually they wait until the last week of a campaign to smear their opponents, this way there is no possible way to respond to their allegations.
I guess we can look at this as a positive though, at least now we know what the local Democratic candidates, Patricia Walsh and Jim Grenafege will be dealing with until November.
It is a shame that the local GOP can’t win an election on its own merits and that they have to resort to dirty tricks and smears to win it for them.