First time I met the Colonel , he was at Pete's with his daughter. Nice enough people, but his prospects not so nice....It's still unlikely Mike Derrick could beat Rep. Elise Stefanik who is taking nothing for granted with lawn signs and commercials already out there.
However, Mr. Derrick is sparring of late and clearly has some advice and research behind him.
Taking on TPP appeals to the left but also to Trumpists at a time when Ms. Stefanik has struggled to discuss her party's nominee.
The dust up yesterday with the press is a reminder they are not your friend, Summer kerfuffles don't make for a competitive race in the fall, but the video lives on.
What used to work for campaign themes are not as effective this year. Nobody wants to hear about how much you raised or how many people with "Hon." in front of their name are backing you.
The Colonel has enough in resources to be a major thorn and is a better candidate on paper than the Woolf man.
The incumbent needs to focus on what got her there, avoid unforced errors, and come to terms with who is at the top of the ticket.
In the end, what is the compelling reason to make a change ? Haven't heard that yet and the Colonel still has at best modest name recognition.
Derrick hits Stefanik on trade policy - Sun Community News & Printing