I woke up with a huge headache this morning. I thought it was my allergies going nuts, but I’m not so sure now.
Yesterday, Jon McClane dropped out of the Green Party primary for mayor, citing infighting within the Green Party. He endorsed Shaun McClusky citing his positions on sustainability issues.
I won’t purport to be intimately familiar with every part of McClusky’s platform, but I’ve been to a couple of his public appearances and his rhetoric doesn’t exactly smack of a guy who is passionate about sustainability.
Trying to wrap my head around the concept of McClusky as environmental champion must be the real cause of my headache this morning.
I don’t know which is odder, McClane making out like his leaving the race was out of some principle rather than his lack of eligibility or McClusky getting a press hit out of the endorsement of a guy with a negligible constituency.
In other candidate news, Pat Darcy pulled papers to run as an independent. Darcy ran in the 1999 Democratic primary for mayor, and I worked for him. He’s got a big challenge ahead of him: he needs to collect 2596 signatures by June 1st. That’s well over 100 signatures, all from people who have not signed the petitions for other candidates (see CORRECTION), a day between now and then.
An R-Cubed correspondent reported being accosted to sign a petition for Marshall Home, who still doesn’t realize that he can’t actually run I guess. For some reason, our correspondent signed.
CORRECTION: The original post said that signers of Darcy’s petitions had to be members of no recognized political party. I was told by several long time campaigners that this was not correct; he can get the signatures of anyone who has not signed for another candidate. The Star regrets the error.