In a blog interview , NYS Conservative Party Chairman Michael Long suggests his party's nomination would be offered first to 2009 nominee Doug Hoffman. If true, the prospect of a Hoffman bid on line D would place pressure on the GOP to become the "me-too" party instead of the other way around.
The interview with the anonymous blogger "What's Up NY23, did not categorically rule out the line going to Republican Matt Doheny or Assemblyman Will Barclay. However, the tone of Mr. Long's remarks suggest Hoffman is first among equals.
Of course, campaigns are about proving one self. Newcomer Doheny will have to continue to make the case not just to party poobahs but to the general public.
All sides should remember last year's lesson about being popular in a group of eleven people and then acting surprised to find the broader audience feels otherwise.
By the way, many are asking, who is What's Up ? Is it a new incarnation of Political IV ?
I continue to think it best to identify the source as that allows readers to better judge the content. Nonetheless, this new site is providing insights, so it will likely gain a following.
Whats Up NY23?