This post represents my personal opinion, not necessarily that of Blue Jersey.
This past Thursday, I went to a town hall where Phil Murphy spoke about his campaign to become New Jersey’s next governor. And the following day, I was at a meeting where John Wisniewski was the keynote speaker and had the opportunity to make the case for his election.
Both men would make great governors, but the comparison reinforced my feeling that Wisniewski is the better choice. Murphy came across as ambitious and a bit too polished. Wisniewski appeared genuine and his years in the legislature made it obvious that he has a much better grasp of the minutiae of politics that is needed to make progress.
To me, the signature issue of the day is the environment. Unless we address global climate change and clean air and water, everything else is moot if the planet becomes uninhabitable or unsustainable. Wisniewski hit the issue head on in his remarks while Murphy totally ignored it until I asked a question about it. That says a lot to me.
Murphy has the money, and the state Democratic establishment is falling all over itself to support him. But the primary is still over five weeks away, and I’m hoping that Wisniewski gains the support that will once again prove the pundits wrong.
Here are Wisniewski’s remarks at the monthly meeting of Action Together Burlington County:
Featured Photo: Assemblyman Wisniewski with the leadership of Action Together Burlington County