April 4, 2010 Once again, the sheer raw power of this column and the impact of my keen “Mike Wallace” type investigative reporting insight has forced another office seeker to reassess his chances of winning.
Michael Halfacre, after sitting for an interview with this reporter at the Americans for prosperity conference on Saturday, March 27 — — dropped out of the race for the Republican party’s challenger to Congressman Rush Holt. Obviously, Halfacre recognized that he would have had to have faced my intense questioning for the remainder of the race. And that realization caused him to reconsider whether or not he was ready for “the New Jersey political scene”, and all that this reporter’s questions would require him to reveal to the electorate.
Such tough questions as, “Tell me about yourself,” and “Why should people vote for you,” and the deeply inquiring, “So, Michael — — you say you’re currently a ‘mayor’?”
It’s tough being a reporter of this power and influence. But somebody has to do it.