Sunday, September 4, 2016

WDT: Vague is in Vogue for NY 21 Hopefuls

       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."
http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/opinion/repeat-performance-derrick-is-just-as-vague-on-clinton-as-stefanik-is-on-trump-20160904

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is very immature to ask either candidate about who they support for president. To what end are they being asked? Obviously the quesiton is only being asked as a gotcha question. It has no bearing on which of the two candidates would serve NY21 best. Contrary to the sanctimonious far-left liberal biased local media, supporting your own party's nominee is not a bad reflection on the character of either congressional candidate.

Anonymous said...

Derrick smartened up and left the RINO party. For that he gets my vote.

Anonymous said...

A little off the subject but talking of the president race and the debates, how can Donald Trump get a fair deal from the moderators of the debates provided from the networks. I see ABC,NBC,Cnn and Fox provided the four moderators. Three of the four trash Trump everychance they get.

Anonymous said...

Gary Johnson and Jill Stein are not other options anymore than a coin flip will likely land on the coin's edge. What would you have a candidate do? Publicly state that they support one of the two minor party extremists and thus help the opposite major party candidate? It might be different if one of the minor party candidate was already polling respectably...but they aren't even close. Even then, it would have to be a me-to party, not one of those two extremist parties.

Anonymous said...

Remember candy Crowley from the last election debate? As much in the bag and dishonest as our local hero.