Sunday, January 13, 2013
Norman Braman's Folly. By Geniusofdespair
Rather than doing a recall of County Commissioner Bruno Barreiro and other County Commissioners, Norman Braman opted to run candidates against the sitting County Commissioners. He supported Former State Rep. Luis Garcia against Bruno. Bad move to run hand-picked candidates, it cost his PAC Change Miami-Dade Now!. Inc. $559,457.16. He also spent on the individual campaigns probably about $30,000 in each district -- he had 4 candidates. All his candidates lost. He underestimated the well-oiled machine of the sitting Commissioners.
With all the money Braman spent, he could have given all the sitting commissioners a scarlet letter: A recall. With funds it is not hard to do a recall. Even if the Commissioners won in the end, overcoming a recall in a reelection, their careers would have been forever tarnished. Natacha Seijas had 2 recalls and the second time was the charm -- she was thrown out by a wide margin. Norman: It is still not too late to recall Pepe Diaz.