Well for once I can say that Terry Bernardo has come up with a successful plan. Yup. You read it right. Her campaign’s plan of “not inviting the press to fundraising events” has worked even better than she imagined. Not only are there no stories appearing anywhere about her fundraising events, but there are no stories appearing anywhere about anything involving Bernardo. No press, no mentions, no news briefs. I mean you really couldn’t have asked for a plan to come together any better.
So the self-proclaimed candidate is treading water, if not in full mayday mode. No money, no news and a hijacked website. Let’s not forget about www.terryforulster.com.
Being self-proclaimed is a given in the Bernardo family. I mean husband Len became the Independence Party Chair, not by election as is the case with other real parties, but by appointment. Sort of like that three men in a room deal New York is known for only it might have been only two men in a room. Ah, two, three, what’s the difference? And Terry became the self-proclaimed candidate for County Executive and then the Republicans, after locking her out of their own convention (how embarrassing is that?), begrudgingly carried petitions. With a start like that – the writing on the wall was pretty clear at the convention – who in their right mind continues?
So here she is many months later running for County Executive because “the county deserves better.” Her words according to her new campaign website located at www.terrybernardo.com. (In fairness I have to provide the link to the real site.) Team Terry (there might be five of them) and some disgruntled railroad people might want to Google search Mike Hein just to catch up on the many accomplishments he’s achieved. There’s barely a day that goes by that Hein isn’t mentioned in some publication, online news source or the subject of a Google alert, which is a benefit of the incumbency I’ll admit, but the fact that real accomplishments are actually behind the news mentions might send a message to the Terry for Ulster clan.
Bernardo herself might want to learn a few tips about political campaigns. The first and most important is – you don’t run against a well-funded incumbent who has accomplished much of what your party is supposed to stand for. That’s probably enough of a lesson for today.