"I would personally like to thank Congressman Boehlert for his many years of service to my hometown district. No matter how much a candidate may differ in his views on leadership and direction of our nation, they both have a vested interest in the benefit on the common good.
Now I believe it is time for me to work for the people of Central New York. Our problems simply cannot be solved by tax policy adjustments and changes; we need reforms on how our children are educated and our approach to job growth. Rising healthcare costs and the high price of heating oil have left behind those of our citizens on a fixed income.
I see a future for our district, our state and our nation that does not force the people to choose between food on their tables, their much needed medicines and paying to heat their homes. It is in the spirit of hope and prosperity for all, that I will serve our district."
One can note here a much more restrained praise for Boehlert coming from Tytler than from either Roberts or Arcuri. Although Tytler remains polite, praise for "years of service" is damningly faint indeed - equivalent to an award for attendance. If praise must be given, and it probably must, this is the formal, yet minimal, way in which it ought to be expressed.
The formal nod to the past has been given. Now, let us move on to the real meat of the campaign: The issues.