Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Arcuri Supporters Need to Listen To Themselves

"Arcuri is our candidate. Deal with it."

"You might not feel like you're getting enough attention, but maybe you need to ask yourselves if there's a reason for that?"

"Some fringe group like the DFA..."

"The left-wingers are going to vote for him anyway, so why not concentrate on the centrists and wavering Republicans that really matter?"

These are just a few of the comments left here recently by supporters of Michael Arcuri, belittling Democrats that they need to vote for Arcuri.

A piece of advice: Listen to yourselves. When you come on here and show such animosity to the Democratic base in the name of promoting Mike Arcuri's candidacy and then ask people to donate money to Arcuri, you shouldn't be surprised that Arcuri's online fundraising is so pathetically small.

Democrats are not going to support Michael Arcuri just because he's a Democrat. It doesn't matter if there isn't a primary election. Arcuri still has to earn the support of rank and file Democrats in New York's 24th District.

Arcuri's sluggish campaigning is leading many Democrats to worry. Arcuri supporters shouldn't make their candidate's task harder by alienating the Democratic activists he'll need to win.


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Anonymous said...

Stating the truth doesn't belittle anyone. Look, Arcuri is the Democratic candidate for the 24th. There isn't going to be a primary, and that's a good thing since all they do is divide the party at a time when we all need to work together.

Mike's campaign has been carefully planned to maximize it's impact at the times and the places that will matter most. Right now he has to concentrate on fundraising and putting the right team in place. The best thing people can do is offer constructive criticism, financial support, and volunteer time. We're going to win, but it's going to take hard work and money from all of us.

Our most important priority now should be supporting Mike, not tearing him down because he didn't come to your afternoon brunch at the coffee house.