The John Kasich rally at the Wright Center is small enough in scope that you could scope out who's there. Who is seen and wants to be seen. Who is part of the sensible center of the GOP....Who is well taken care of by the system.....
The Donald Trump rally the next day will be more of what the elites call NNY woodchucks, and there will be few of the taken-care-of crowd.
John Kasich is the safe choice to put forth if you are at a Save the River cocktail party or at a tea at the Boat Museum. You will be seen as GOP Light and that fits in the North Country's long tradition of Rockefeller Republicanism......In recent years, the local GOP voter has seen the rise of the Hoffman voters who in 2009 surprised the more genteel, pro-choice mandarins of the Barclay-McEwen-Nortz era. The latter will be out in force for Mr. Kasich, not Mr. Trump.
In any event, we welcome both candidates to Watertown.