Friday, November 19, 2010

Comment on Henry Stern - The New York Sun,
Disillusionment With New York State Government Keeps Voters From the Polls

Disillusionment With New York State Government Keeps Voters From the Polls - November 18, 2010 - The New York Sun

The failure of the State GOP to unseat Christine Gillibrand, due mostly to being saddled with an unelectable candidate for Governor, displayed a level of incompetence that would be actionable if displayed by anyone in a position of responsibility in a business. It is possible to speculate that if a serious and electable candidate was at the head of the ticket then all the names down the ballot for the GOP might have gotten a 10% boost. That would not have neant victory in all cases but it would have meant a competitive election. Carl Paladino ran like the second coming of Abe Hirschfeld.

4 comments:

Pascal Fervor said...

LOTM,

What you experienced is a duplicate of what has been going on in California since the 2002 governor's race. You're right to suspect the party. Sadly, you haven't a clue as to why it went that way. I do if you should want to hear it.

LifeoftheMind said...

I have no idea? I had no idea that I had no idea. Remember that bad as this year was in NY, arguably the State Party has probably gotten slightly better than it was a few years ago. If you set your standards low enough eventually you meet them.

LifeoftheMind said...

I have no idea? I had no idea that I had no idea. Remember that bad as this year was in NY, arguably the State Party has probably gotten slightly better than it was a few years ago. If you set your standards low enough eventually you meet them.

Pascal Fervor said...

LOTM,

What you experienced is a duplicate of what has been going on in California since the 2002 governor's race. You're right to suspect the party. Sadly, you haven't a clue as to why it went that way. I do if you should want to hear it.