So far, the survey results here show a pretty strong pattern, and the comments only amplify that pattern.
A solid majority of readers believe that, of all the candidates running for the Democratic Party nomination in New York's 24th congressional district, Les Roberts has the most credibility on foreign policy.
* 57 percent of readers so far indicate that Les Roberts is the best choice for Congress on foreign policy issues.
* Only 33 percent of readers are willing to say the same thing about Michael Arcuri.
* Leon Koziol is even further behind, with just 10 percent of readers saying that they believe Koziol has the most credibility on foreign policy.
In the comments section, though I asked people voting to explain their votes, most did not. However, it's pretty significant that only those voting for Les Roberts as the most credible candidate on foreign policy actually left comments giving their reasons for that vote.
There is, to be fair, one cryptic comment arguing that all we need in a Congressional representative when it comes to foreign policy is "a Congressmen with an actual working brain and a bit of courage for good measure."
Should we now begin a debate on which Democratic candidate is most likely to have a working brain? Perhaps not. I think that we can all agree that the three Democratic candidates all have working brains. The question is what ends those brains are working for, and with what particular skills. Not all working brains are alike.