|Erick Salgado Second from the Left|
After saying that their only inviting "real" candidates, this past Thursday Erick Salgado was invited to the FJCC/COJO Mayoral Forum (See Email invitation on the bottom). This past motzai Shabbos on Zev Brenner's radio program Josh Mehlman, and Avi Schick were on the show to discuss the forum.
Josh Mehlman, the chairman of the Flatbush Jewish Community Coalition said "only the major five Democratic candidates, that stand a chance to become the next mayor of New York City, will participate in Tuesday night’s mayoral forum on Jewish issues. Sal Albanese and Erick Salgado, were not invited due to the fact that they have not met the minimum criteria of being considered a viable candidate, at least according to public opinion polls." He further added “Our community is best served if we take the candidates who’re most likely to win – the major candidates who have any shot on winning – and force them to confront the issues and address our concerns,”
While Josh Mehlman claims to be a talmid of the Mir his Rosh Yeshiva, Rav Avrohom Yaakov Nelkenbaum, said "there's no such thing as a long shot or not a long shot, if people do what their supposed to do the abishter helps"
Yesterday Erick Salgados's campaign confirmed with someone from COJO that Erick Salgado was invited to the forum. Later in the day Mr Salgado was told that his invitation was rescinded.
Furthermore on Yeshiva World News Jacob Kornbluh wrote
- While it was rumored that the remaining serious candidates – Sal
Albanese and Erick Salgado – were invited in the last minute to
participate, the organizers of the event deny that claim.
In a conversation with YWN, Mr. Mehlman confirmed that only the five major candidates were invited, since the issues at stake are too serious to waste the time given for filibuster.
“We have sent invitations to all of the candidates to meet with the members of our Coalition,” said Mr. Mehlman. “We intend to give all of the remaining candidates an opportunity to lay out their vision and plans to make New York City a better place to live in, and discuss with them their positions on the issues that are at great concern to our community.”
|Email COJO sent to Erick Salgado inviting him to the forum|
This whole scenario leads to a few questions
1. Is The FJCC Afraid That Orthodox Jews Are Going To Vote For Erick Salgado?
2. Would Sal Albanese be invited if not for Erick Salgado?
3. How can they invite a mesis umodiach like Quinn but not the only candidate who isn't against the Torah and has support of real rabbaniem?
4. Does the FJCC follow Daas Torah?
5. Is there any more corruption that we do not know about?
6. Is any other organization like agudah behind this corruption?