Tag Archive: Ralph Nader

Apr 09 2012

Why Queens-Politics readers Live Better

In 2000 Green Party Candidate Ralph Nader - known in the annals of history as a classic spoiler candidate - siphoned votes from Democratic candidate Al Gore, contributing to the victory of GOP candidate George W. Bush.

“You have no idea what I’m talking about, I’m sure. But don’t worry: you will someday.” -American Beauty (1999)

BREAKING NEWS: Jeff Gottleib, a local historian and former tour guide of Forest Hills, is rumored to have thrown his hat into the ring for the 6th CD to split the Jewish vote that presumably would have voted for Rory Lancman.

According to insiders, County is furious with Lancman who turned a deaf ear to explicit instruction not to run. Apparently Lancman didn’t get the message.  Other sources have even suggested that the momentum of his campaign may have scared a few folks looking for an insurance policy for Meng’s victory.

Anyway, Gottlieb founded the Central Queens Historical Association in 1988 and the Queens Jewish Historical Society in 2002, according to the New York Post.

FEC filings are not up yet. However, True News had some interesting background on Gottlieb:

Former Brian Mclaughlin, Hevesi, David Weprin and Morton Povman staffer Jeff Gottlieb expected to enter the race for congress in the Meng district according to political consultant Jay Golub.  Gottlieb will clearly split the Jewish vote with Lanman making county choice Grace Meng a walk in to win.  – True News From Change NYC.

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