John Catsimatidis Turned His Mayoral Loss Into an Epic Poem on Facebook

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Jolly Gristedes billionaire John Catsimatidis is not the Republican nominee for mayor, but he is a man of the people. In a concession message to supporters, posted on Facebook today, he followed up his cat poetry with another bizarrely presented, indiscriminately capitalized, and randomly spaced dispatch from the brain of a man who has more money than we ever will. The political analysis therein includes "Manhattan I Found Strange that we only received 3000 votes out of 11,300 cast ... Very Strange" and "There were so many Dirty Tricks ..tens of Thousands of ROBO Calls were made to New Yorkers saying it was our Campaign annoying Voters against us." But you should really read the whole thing:

I wanted to write to my Friends and Supporters to personally Thank You

I will Never Forget The People That helped me and The New Friends I Made

I Have withdrawn from running on Liberal Line at The Request
of Governor Pataki and other GOP Leaders

First The Facts

We Lost GOP primary approximately 29000 votes to 23000
6000 votes difference , which means 3000 vote swing would make it 26000 each or 50 -50

There are 16000 Possible Votes Uncounted Absentee ETC
will see where that Goes

The Campaign spent close to 9 Million Dollars

Currently Our Favorable vs Unfavorable rating 65 % vs 15 %

I Felt I was Not Fighting Lhota ..He Never Spoke in one Television
or Radio Commercial ... It was Only Rudy ..I Felt it was
RUDY vs CATS

I won Staten Island, Brooklyn was Even & Bronx lost by few hundred votes

Manhattan I Found Strange that we only received 3000 votes out
of 11,300 cast ... Very Strange

There were so many Dirty Tricks ..tens of Thousands of ROBO Calls were made to New Yorkers saying it was our Campaign annoying Voters against us

Many Election workers were threatened with their jobs if they
did not support certain things but its an active case I cannot talk about

For The Record I do NOT Blame Rudy or Joe for this

I Found Out I Was The ANTI -Establishment Candidate opposed
by the Major Papers, attacking me for Visualizing a Better New York .. and I was Supported by the Working People of The Outer
Boroughs who I Grew to Love and Relate To

Well ... Good lessons Learned for Next Time

I Will Stay Active in Politics Demanding Honesty and Integrity
in Government as Well as Demanding Truth in Media without Them Skewing That FACTS they have to Learn That they have a
Responsibility to TELL THE TRUTH to there Readers

I Spent my OWN Money

I was NOT owned by any Special Interest Groups, Corporations
or Unions

I only wanted what was Best for New York taxpayers and the workers for The City

My Interest was to Maintain and Reach New Heights in the Quality of Life to ALL New Yorkers in The Five Boroughs

I will miss The Opportunity to Create a New Worlds Fair

This is NOT GOODBYE but SEE YOU LATER

Lets FIGHT for a Better New York City Republican Party ...
It should be a Party of ALL the People not a Party of just The few

Lets ALL Fight for a Better New York

John Catsimatidis
September 14, 2013