The City of Troy, New York, "Where Henry Hudson Turned Around."

Saturday, October 10, 2015

ANASHA COMES UP SHORT

CUMMINGS TO BOW OUT OF RACE

Anasha Cummings, the former Democratic candidate for one of three Troy at-large council seats, will bow out of the race. Despite his defeat on September 10, Cummings still had the Working Families Party line. In an unorthodox move, Cummings 'let the people decide' whether he should remain in the race and act as a possible spoiler. Cummings created a website and pledged that he would not run unless he got 1,000 people to pledge their support to his campaign by October 10. The people decided.

As of this morning, Cummings had received 912 pledges. His quixotic, yet somehow charming, quest, has ended. For now.

Will Cummings endorse any of the Democrats remaining in the race? It would be a good move for him to do so.

While we cannot help but admire Team Troy's rage against the machine, this effort appears to have failed. This time around.

They did not contest District 1. They already co-opted candidates with the D-Line in District 2 & 4. They did not contest District 3. They lost in District 5. They lost in District 6 and their candidate, Corey Jenkins announced he will not campaign. They lost the At-Large primary. They lost the mayoral primary.

Our advice: They should all drop out of their respective races and endorse the candidate of their choice. They should work their asses off for that candidate. They should avoid the spoiler label at all costs. Then, they should, and could, claim a seat at the table in two and four years. Many insurgent campaigns fail the first go around. A scorched earth policy is not the answer. Re-group, double-down on organizing and return. Don't self-immolate. If this is truly about issues and not ego, that is the only course of action if they want to remain relevant. It's hard to forgive if you are responsible for a Gordon Administration. Just our two cents.

65 comments:

Troy Business Owner said...

I hope Cummings does whatever he thinks is the right thing. A nice kid that has a lot to offer the city. I hope he doesn't go down with the ship.

Anonymous said...

He has some good ideas, especially about transparency and making it easier to get info from gov't. He's young. Plenty of time to make his mark.

Warrant Beatty said...

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No fee went to paying off tax warrant?

Anonymous said...

Warrant ID# : E-028648932-W001-1 $4,326.94 18 DUTCH VLG 2L
ALBANY, NY 12204-2990

Warrant ID# : E-028648932-W005-8 $23,506.19

Warrant ID# : E-028648932-W011-6 $2,207.62 65 GLEN AVE
TROY, NY 12180-1313

Please pay us, Kevin. For the sake of your fellow citizens. Be a maker, not a taker. Use some of your great twitter proceeds and be free of these judgments. They're weighing you down. Until you pony-up you'll never reach your true potential. Perhaps a part-time job with the City.

Anonymous said...

I also wish Anasha luck. Some simple advice take it or leave it, clean up and be appealing to the majority of the voters, you need them. Be careful who you associate with and take advice from. This will come with age and maturity. You have a great disposition and your intentions are genuine. Someday I hope to be able to vote for you.

Over Taxed said...

Why do we get Albany's business failures? We have plenty of successful business people in Troy. They work hard, pay their taxes and don't need to be saddled with failures. Probably works for Daddy's company now.

Anonymous said...

Two years is a short time in politics. Come on back, Anasha. Until then, good luck.

Helen Vaughn said...

Good luck, Anasha. See you in two years.

Gavin Belson said...

McCashion. His facebook picture reminds me of one of those creepy kids. The kind that might have a dead mouse in their pocket. One obsessed dude. This is why we need background checks.

Anonymous said...

I wonder how many of the people who voted in Anasha's People's Primary actually live in Troy or could vote for him.

Anonymous said...

Me to. I'd like to see Anasha come out with some type of audit. How many registered Troy voters clicked yes. That would be interesting. What controls did he have to determine actual voters. Hopefully, he'll let us know the result of the experiment.

PayMe LLC said...

Warrant ID# : E-028648932-W001-1 $4,326.94 18 DUTCH VLG 2L
ALBANY, NY 12204-2990

Warrant ID# : E-028648932-W005-8 $23,506.19

Warrant ID# : E-028648932-W011-6 $2,207.62 65 GLEN AVE
TROY, NY 12180-1313

Checked today, again, in the hopes that McFreeloader paid his debts. Nope. Maybe tomorrow.

Anasha Cummings said...

Dewey Defeats Truman
Just for the record, these are unofficial results. There are some duplicates in the system that need to be cleaned, but also a large amount of data from a recent canvass that hasn't been accounted for yet, so we are busy crunching numbers, and will make an official announcement, with next steps either way, on our Facebook Page Monday morning.

Anonymous said...

When will Anasha announce he's out? Where? Facebook? I have no reason to doubt he'll keep his word but I want to hear his thoughts about his experiment.

Anonymous said...

I don't agree. Rodneys team can win this and actually set the Troy ship on the right course Go Team Troy. We, the people support you

Pol Watcher said...

With due respect, 1:12, do you really think so few Democrats and blanks will support the Democratic candidate, so there's enough none-Gordon votes left over for Wiltshire to win? If Rodney and his team do well, it splits the vote and we get Gordon. How can you justify Gordon rather than Madden?

Team Troy has a right to run. This is America. But lets not sugar-coat it. If Rodney does well, Gordon wins.

Gordon 911 said...

Hit me baby one more time

Anonymous said...

No overnight boarding got u mad 4 10?

Anonymous said...

One bit of information from the left coast and Robert has gone silent. California dreamin.

Phana24JG said...

Yeah, the way I read the tea leaves, Anasha has a good chance to reach his goal. I believe he is making a sincere effort to verify his petitioners. I could not sign since I have a vote for Carm and Erin and have pretty well committed to another at-large candidate. I sincerely hope whoever wins finds some place for Anasha to participate.

EmbroidMe LLC said...

If McCashion is so worried about taxes maybe he can pay his. It won't help us but it could help Albany County. $30,000. I guess the Oathkeepers didn't take an oath to pay their fair share.

Gordon Supporter said...

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Albany Represent! said...

Isn't he one of the types of people he's always ragging on? A self-hating, publically subsidized, lazy.... Get a part time job, Kevin and start paying us back. That means you have to get off twitter and work like the rest of us.

Kevin A. EmbroidMe said...

Irony. Far out, man.

Samantha said...

How does he embroid with such small hands?

Anonymous said...

Tax warrant or not McCashion can go on DASNY property.

The Black Fish said...

Can he go into Albany? With those warrants? Is that why he crawled over to our county?

Anonymous said...

Team Troy is the same group from Take Back Troy. Both to be extinct November 2015.

SuckMe said...

Maybe Kevin can embroid Mark McGrath's back hair after he jerks off Harry. Hey Kev I bet Harry would hire you to fetch his lunch. 5 cents a cheeseburger, whaddaya say? Start making a dent in those debts, man.

Anonymous said...

30 years old information! You are a sad lonely man I'm assuming, you have anything from this millennium??

Drew Cooper said...

I have met Mr Cummings a few times and have butted heads with him.A few times as well. But I think he would make a fine councilman and hope he runs and wins

Drew Cooper said...

HG4YNNLE (Harry gone 4 years now not long enough)

Anonymous said...

The big brave democratus didn't post it the first so I'll try again, seems McCashion has two blogs now.

Over Taxed said...

Just pay your taxes, McFreeloader.

RUN said...

Run Anasha. Then run away from Rodney as fast as you can.

Drew Cooper said...

Harry will gladly pay his back taxes on Tuesday for a cheeseburger today

Anonymous said...

He still did it. Gross. Troys youth is in danger

Anonymous said...

Youth of troy. Be ware of little old s10 with racing stripes and matching rims. The buggy was repo so only the 1987 s10

Anonymous said...

Apparently your still upset that Harry shut down your blacktop buisness from operating out of Griswold Hights apts Coop. Get over the obsession and move on.

Anonymous said...

Where's the official announcement? He's working this somehow. Will lose a lot of respect if by some miracle he finds the necessary votes.

Anonymous said...

So at the last minute Anasha miraculously got enough votes to put him over, when he was stuck at 912 in the hours before the deadline. If you watched this unfold, you'd have seen how ludicrously rigged it was. Five days before the deadline Anasha had about a third of the votes. With aggressive marketing, the numbers crept up incrementally to about 600 votes by the last 48 hours. We're supposed to believe he got over 400 votes in the last two days? Come on, man. Even with Crary desperately blitzing everyone he's ever crossed paths with in a bar, it's a big stretch. You just lost a lot of respect and credibility, Anasha.

Anasha Cummings said...

@7:44 - Miracles don't win elections, hard work of many volunteers, broad support from people in this city, and use of modern technology to empower everyone to participate quickly and easily might though. We still have a lot of work in front of us, and I plan to drop out if we come short of my actual win number, but we are right on track where we need to be.
Read my full statement here.
Get involved here.

Anasha Cummings said...

@12:26 - As much as I strive for the respect and credibility of anonymous partisans, this is how all public crowd support projects work. The deadline creates a sense of urgency, and people step up, if they care about a particular result.

Anonymous said...

You plan to drop out if you come up short of your actual win number? When, the day after the election? He even sounds like Rodney. Disappointed.

Anonymous said...

Smug politico response. And it's not anonymous partisans you need to worry about.

Anonymous said...

Seriously. Interesting how its taking so long to count up those "last minute" votes.

Phana24JG said...

Geez, you got half the crowd bitching about whether the votes are legit, and the other half bitching about the time it takes to verify the votes are legit. Give the guy a break. Why is it left to resident Neanderthal to defend the left-winger?

Wake up said...

You're missing the point. The timing of the votes and their tallying is WHY no one believes the votes are legit.

Phana24JG said...

Wake, I get the point. I can tell you Anasha and his supporters were working social media and the phones hard to get to their goal. Anasha was working me on Twitter and one of his supporters hit my wife on one of her F/B accounts. The guy is sufficiently savvy that if he wanted, he could have manufactured enough s/m accounts to easily make the grade. I honestly believe that he did not envision how his verification process would look to the cynical political junkies.

Sad Stunt said...

If you have to virtually club people over the head at the eleventh hour to click a button for you, you'll never get them out to the polls on election day to actually vote. That's why it doesn't matter if he got those 200 miracle votes at 10 pm on Oct 10th. He had already lost.

Phana24JG said...

That may be true, Sad, but I think he followed his rules. Give him some slack, it's his first time out there and it is apparent he is not getting any solid advice.

Anonymous said...

Anasha, here's the deal. Listen up. Rodney is going to lose. Everyone knows it, and you know it. And everyone also knows (including Gordon) that if Gordon wins it's only because Rodney stayed in and split the vote. If that happens Rodneys goose is cooked with the Dems. Whatever lingering support he may have had with Dems not sympathetic to Wade will be forever gone. And his "team Troy" allies will go down with him. You're the only one in that crew that has a potential future. You don't want to blow it by hitching your wagon to an imploding egomaniac. Cut your losses now. This "vote" was smart because it gIves you an out. Take it.

Anonymous said...

Gordon don't care how he gets in. The only reason he's councilman now is by default. Kevin McGrath decided not to run, before that Gordon got destroyed straight up against Kevin and got destroyed when he ran at large! If you win your council seat by default, I don't like his chances regardless of how many other people are running against him. I'm guessing (and hoping) the smart republicans of troy will vote for Madden instead of Gordon because of Maddens republican ties. Gordon's only shot of winning was if two democrats ran in the race and that's what happened. Gordon won his council seat by default, let's hope Rodney does the right thing and drops out before Gordon wins the mayor's race the same way! We can't have Gordon (Harry's bitch) win this race. I'm calling on Rodney to drop out now assuring a Gordon trouncing!! C'mon Rodney, do the right thing. If your a democrat,regardless of the grimy shit Wade has done to you, you have to drop out for the good of the party and to keep Gordon and his twisted, corrupt, evil, kaniving, lowlife scumbag counterparts as far away from city hall as possible

Drew Cooper said...

Harry shut down my blacktop business??? First of all that's not my business, it's my uncle's, second of all Harry couldn't shut shit down. What authority would Harry have to shut anyone's business down. Is he a dictator? I know he's a dickhead, and ran the city like a DICTator but he has no authority to shut anyone's business down. Do you enjoy just making up stories? I'm obsessed with Harry?? Not quite. But I will do whatever I can to make sure that fat slob or any if his criminal pals (like you) get elected again. And here's a news flash, of Harry would just shut the fuck up and shut his fat mouth nobody would have any reason to talk about him. But he keeps pathetically trying to be relevant by offering his opinion on matters about how Lou is running the city. After his disastrous run as mayor he should just shut his fat mouth, go away and stop pathetically trying to be relevant. He's not relevant and he never will be again. The last two times he ran and lost should be a good indication of that fact. But he still doesn't get it and neither do the people calling the shots for the republicans in this county. He's a washed up poison dart and he ruins everything he touches. And if he shuts his fat mouth and goes away I won't mutter one more word about him. But as long as he continues to run his mouth and criticize people trying to be relevant,.I will continue to remind the voters what a scumbag fat slob he is. Thanks for listening!

Phana24JG said...

OK Drew, that does it. I regret to inform you that we have initiated formal proceedings against you. You must immediately resign your position as the President of Harry's Fan Club OR ELSE!!

Anonymous said...

12:33 so true

Anonymous said...

Well fucking said. Pay attention, Red

Anonymous said...

Harry couldn't shut down a business if it was currently on fire. This must be his pencil dick tax-evading deadbeat fan Kevin NoCashion. Theyre really a perfect pair. Maybe they can blow each other on King Street after their circle jerk with Jim Gordon.

Anonymous said...

Anasha's advice comes from a PR guy who only cares about promoting himself. When sober, that is. And not riding tug boats.

Anonymous said...

Damn Coop, don't hold back, tell us how you really feel! That's a great post and it seems to be all true. You would think these idiots would leave you alone and know better by now. It's like shooting fish in a barrel for you Coop. Great job buddy,when I see you out we are doing shots! Keep up the great work. Why don't you run for something?

Duncan Crary is Clueless said...

Amen. Get out while the getting s good.

Drew Cooper said...

C'mon Phana anything but that! It's almost election time. This is when the heat gets turned way up. If I promise to be good can u stay?

Phana24JG said...

Drew, Let me think about. Hint: if you want to bribe the powers that be, a test drive in the Porsche will go a LONG way. I promise not to take it down to Pocono for the day.

Embroid This said...

If only cheeseburgers could pay off Harry's tax debts. Then again, hed probably rather give up dollars than cheeseburgers.

Anonymous said...

Anasha.....cut ties with Rodney. Seriously dude, he's dragging you down.