Response by Rick Thigpen
Senator Corzine remains solidly in the driver's seat as we head down the homestretch. Corzine has successfully convinced virtually everyone, including Republicans, that he is going to win. After all that's been said and done, Forrester appears to be unable to crack the 40% mark. His only hope appears to be to try and make Corzine even less popular than he is.
Senator Corzine's support among female voters is extremely impressive. It appears that women, with an assist from non-white voters, are poised to swing the 2005 general election in favor of the democratic candidate. Forrester shows no sign of life with significant portions of the electorate. Thank goodness for the narrowness of Republican politics.
Comment by Fairleigh Dickinson University's PublicMind Academic Associate, Rick Thigpen (J.D., Columbia University Law School). Rick is a former Executive Director of the New Jersey Democratic Party and now a partner in The Strategy Group and is a campaign coordinator for the Essex County Democratic Party. Rick Thigpen, Esq. can be reached at (609) 394-0888.