The Times chides Democrat Mike Derrick for his vagueness about supporting his party's nominee for President, just as Republican Elise Stefanik has relied on saying she supports "her party's nominee.'
The days of party's as a team are fading. It's everyone for themself as the public decreasingly identifies with one of the old lumbering parties. Mr. Derrick was a Republican until recently, and presumably the epiphany was linked to personal ambition to run.
Also, the two major candidates are not tar babies anyone wants to get attached to.
The Times says the local candidates should explain why their choice embodies the experience, character and temperment to be President, and even points out there are other options in Gary Johnson and Jill Stein.
I'd like to see that too, but don't look for it to happen as the same media is ready to excoriate anyone embracing Mr. Trump, and NNY voters are not likely to reward anyone embracing Mrs. Clinton.
So it will continue to be "Presidential candidate.....what candidate ? I haven't really thought about it much....too busy on my own race."