Ramos

Sunday, December 18, 2011 – 01:00 p.m.

San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Chairman James Ramos, candidate for the Third District seat on the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, received some unwanted results from a poll he recently commissioned.

One would think a poll revealing problem results would be kept quiet. Especially if the candidate was on the receiving end of bad news.

But in this case, it appears the Redlands political crowd can’t keep anything under wraps.

Sources say results showed Ramos, a registered democrat, possessed low name identification with voters and, more importantly, his affiliation with Tribal gaming interests is a big turn-off within the conservative district.

Two results that wouldn’t take a rocket-scientist to see coming down the trail.

Ramos has only the politicos who talked him into this pipe dream to thank.

If Ramos and his ego hold true to form, Third District voters can expect a plethora of Ramos for Supervisor campaign signs to emerge after the holiday season.

One thing for certain is that Ramos’ attempt at connecting with voters is sure to make many of the same voters nauseous.

Other poll questions targeting incumbent supervisor Neil Derry and Assemblyman Paul Cook didn’t prove quite as lethal for the two as first thought.

Also, Ramos cuddling up to former supervisor Dennis Hansberger can’t help his situation much either.

Voter’s ousted Hansberger from office back in June 2008.