Question of the Day: Political Signs

Are there too many political signs posted around the neighborhood?

Only one week until Election Day! While Patch is keeping you covered on the latest election news, there's another phenomenon going on just outside your door:

Political signs.

They give residents a chance to show their support for individual candidates, or political party, and allow the public to see the array of people running for office. Who knows, maybe the name you see on a lawn sign on the way to the polls will stick!

However, some have mentioned their disdain for the signs in recent weeks, claiming there are too many, and that a "smattering" would be more beneficial than an "onslaught."

We're asking you, the experts on the community, are there too many political signs? Not enough? Do you believe they serve a purpose? Have one or two currently on your lawn? Let us know in the comments.

John Cocchiola November 01, 2011 at 08:09 PM
I don't care what people do with their private property, it's up to them. I won't put any on my lawn (or someone's sticker on my car for that matter), that's all I'm worried about. Ya' want a yard full of people's names on cardboard? Knock yourselves out. Personally, I prefer pink flamingos and a Mary on a half shell.
cc November 01, 2011 at 08:20 PM
You are the only sane person on this site!
Marc Rosen November 01, 2011 at 09:59 PM
I really don't care, as long as it's not on MY property, and as long as I don't get knocks at the door soliciting me to vote one way or the other.
John D. Reckenhouser November 02, 2011 at 06:42 AM
Two sages you're both losers.
cc November 02, 2011 at 03:29 PM
Hey John D. The only losers are the public if we don't clean house on election day!
vinny dinussi November 03, 2011 at 04:08 PM
This is a time-honored expression of free speech. Political signs used to be plastered on buildings in the old days. This is more environmentally friendly since they can be easily removed at the end of the campaign, although I won't have any on my lawn because who I vote for is my business alone. What a bunch of prickly old ladies. Consider the alternative, no signs except those sponsored by the government in, Cuba, N.Korea. Iran, Syria. No sir, I'll take sign pollution any day.
John Cocchiola November 03, 2011 at 04:28 PM
Not to mention private property Vinny. Another thing the Cubans and North Koreans don't seem to have any use for.
vinny dinussi November 03, 2011 at 07:47 PM
Why Bob, are you one of those "pricklies" I was referring to? No need to use profanity, I didn't, or is that your only means of exprssion, Bob?
vinny dinussi November 03, 2011 at 07:52 PM
As a matter of fact, Bob, just to show that I'm a reasonable fellow, I went back and re-read your post for fear I wasn't comprehending. I apologize. You're right, you're not a prickly old lady, you're a bellicose boob. Now, feel better, Bob?
vinny dinussi November 03, 2011 at 07:57 PM
John, here's what I've been told about these signs. They indicate how strong a candidate may be. Lots of signs could mean a very popular candidate, or at least that's what the candidate would like you to think. A lack of signs could mean just the opposite. No candidate wants to take the chance of having his campaign be misinterpreted, so everybody goes crazy putting out as many as possible. I could never understand why anyone would want to announce to their neighbors who they were voting for.
John J. November 04, 2011 at 02:15 AM
The sign cleanup has already begun. Suozzi supporters are taking the Delia Deriggi Whitton signs off of their lawns because of the mailing she sent out blasting his budget and tax increase.
Mike G. November 04, 2011 at 02:45 AM
So that's why my neighbors removed her signs off their front lawn. I guess throwing Mayor Suozzi and the other members of the city council under the bus has its consequences.
John Cocchiola November 04, 2011 at 04:31 AM
I'll put a Galt/Taggart sign on my lawn, that should be suitably offensive to the majority.
vinny dinussi November 04, 2011 at 10:11 PM
Hey Bob, those signs don't irritate me as much as the names on them. For instance, this Delia babe. What has she ever done for GC that qualifies her to represent us on the county level. I don't know this Germino cat but at least he had the guts to join the Marines and go to Iraq. In my book, that's something. What has this little girl Delia done for us, I want to know.
John J. November 04, 2011 at 11:08 PM
Delia Deriggi Whitton signs are being ripped down all thru Glen Cove. Looks like the Suozzi team gave the order. She burned them all with her ad and mailings blasting their budget. Ouch!


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