Unlike 2009 when he sought petitions toward his own write-in bid for Drumthwacket, New Jersey’s legend in a porkpie hat won’t run for governor this year.
But Uncle Floyd said he wants a contest.
“There’s nothing more beautiful than a good debate between a good Democrat and a good Republican,” the Passaic County entertainer told PolitickerNJ.com.
Uncle Floyd said he likes Gov. Chris Christie because the Republican governor reminds him of the kind of people with whom he grew up in Paterson and later in the suburbs of Bergen County.
“I’d like to go out and have hot dogs with him,” Floyd said of the incumbent Republican. “But I’m old school. I play at fundraisers for both Democrats and Republicans.”
At a recent Democratic Party event, someone with a microphone asked Uncle Floyd who he picked for president.
“I had to tell them honestly, I voted for the late Joe Ordini, who had a successful swimming pool store in Paterson,” he said. “If he could do that, in a town with a handful of pools, he could run the country.”
In a telephone interview, Uncle Floyd said he’s disappointed the politicians in Washington, D.C. didn’t bond for Hurricane Sandy relief the way the country did in WW II.
“We were a tough country once,” he said.
As for the enduring problem of Passaic River flooding in his part of the state and the community’s inability to avert disaster, “I found a Paterson Evening News from 1946 and they were appointing a commission to study why the river floods,” Uncle Floyd lamented.
For more information on Uncle Floyd’s new online radio show, see below…
In 2009, the late John Sheridan, CEO of Cooper University Hospital in Camden, testified at a hearing regarding how to strengthen employer-based health care.Read More >
Bergen County Freeholder forum mostly convivial, but at times confrontational TEANECK - The Bergen County freeholder forum on Tuesday night was a relatively collegial affair until the final two minutes on the 90-minute event. Republican freeholder candidate Robert Avery, flanked by fellow GOP freeholder candidate Bernadette Coghlan-Walsh, referred to...
By JEFF BRINDLE It is critical that the Legislature soon enact a pending bill that would ensure the state’s Gubernatorial Public Financing Program is available in the event of a special election for governor. Not only is there no current legal... Read More >
"I see Loretta Weinberg in the back of the room. Loretta, you have my eternal admiration for what you did to rid the Democratic Party of a certain political boss. However, not everyone shares that distinction." - Bergen County Republican Freeholder candidate Robert Avery- PolitickerNJ
Press releases are submitted by PolitickerNJ users, not by staff. They do not represent the viewpoint of PolitickerNJ.com.