Today's Indy endorsement of Matt Doheny came after the candidate went through the paces of meeting the handful of activitists who litter the 23rd CD. He made an honest effort and even though the ultimate decision rested with the state chair, there was genuine support for Mr. Doheny.
In their own way, I respect all three candidates for the seat and respect their love of country and the region they live in.
As for Doheny, what impresses me is his enthusiasm, drive and intellect. I have had occasion to talk to him in a variety of settings...He does know a lot about real issues and reads alot...His acumen in finance is especially appealing in these crazy economic times.
He is a savant on sports trivia...He even knew what college team has an anteater as a mascot. (University of California at Irvine).
This is one of these years when even independent voters look at the election in parliamentary terms....In other words, parties.... I think that while the GOP has been a big disappointment on more than one occasion, the current regime in DC doesn't even seem to understand this charade of spending just cannot go on.
We need enough people to apply the brakes....And call me parochial, I like the idea of someone from Jefferson County as my Congressman....Guess I got used to having a Watertown native in the office with John McHugh.
You won't see me saying much more about my preferences in this race as I recognize the need to work with them all and as a blogger and talk show host, I am a believer in being fair and balanced.
Ultimately, Mr. Doheny will have to make his case to all of you over the coming months as will Rep. Bill Owens and Doug Hoffman. Please take the time to listen to all three.
Jefferson's Leaning Left: Matt Doheny, a congressional candidate from the beautiful Thousand Islands.