Turns out Delray Beach, FL was pretty busy Thursday night. Someone might want to tell Connecticut Democratic Party gubernatorial candidate Ned Lamont.
Earlier this week on WFSB-TV 3’s “Face the State,” when host Dennis House asked Lamont how does a state such as Connecticut compete against Florida, with its warm weather and no state income tax, Lamont responded: “Look, Delray on a Thursday night is pretty boring.”
The comment made its way to Florida and was highlighted in the Palm Beach Post. On Friday, in an interview with Brad Davis and me, Delray Beach Mayor Cary Glickstein explained that his All-America City is anything but boring. It was even busy on Thursday night the mayor told us:
“It’s interesting he (Lamont) would pick Thursday night. Last night, I attended a ‘This Week Is Fashion Week’ in our city. And I attended literally a runway in the middle of our Main St., which was closed at night with this fashion show, which was an opportunity for 50 of our retailers to show their wares in a real fashion show. So that’s one example of the unique things that go on here.”
I doubt Ned Lamont will be the next governor of Connecticut. Glickstein is not running for re-election, but the eternal candidate Lamont can eliminate running for mayor of Delray from his list too. If he is looking for a vacation spot, however, Delray Beach will welcome him with open arms.