With the April 19 New York primary important in both Presidential races, should our local elected officials tell us who they support ? Do we care in this year when endorsements mean squat ?
Democrats are trying to make an issue out of Rep. Elise Stefanik's refusal to endorse, even though their own candidate, Mike Derrick, is not saying either.
Elected Democrats in NY have no choice but to back Hillary Clinton. On the GOP side, uber Republican Carl Paladino has demanded support for Donald Trump but so far only two MOCs have.
No one will ask our state reps to take a stand so they get a pass, but for Ms. Stefanik I am sure the choice is difficult. Trump's politics is in step with NY Republicanism, but much of the DC establishment she has a relationship with feels obliged to issue shallow and callow endorsements of Lyin' Ted. The rather "lose with Cruz" crowd.
I am sure the statements Mr. Trump has made about women, while not telling the whole story, are troubling for an up and coming millennial woman who made history as the youngest of her gender to be elected to the House.
Bottom line, people registered in the Party of Lincoln can figure it out without advice from elected officials.
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