Anyone who has read this blog for any length of time can tell that I'm not very excited about Michael Arcuri's campaign for Congress. I've been paying attention to Arcuri's campaigning style for months now, and I've found his operation to exhibit a maddening combination of arrogance and incompetence. Arcuri has yet to do much to earn the support of New York's 24th District Democrats, and he's done a lot to turn us off.
Yet, for the next few weeks, I will be writing about why we should vote for Mike Arcuri on Election Day. With one reason to vote for Arcuri for every day, I'll have completed a list of 20 reasons at the end of three weeks.
Why? Why, if I don't think that Michael Arcuri is a very good candidate, would I want to write about why people in our district should vote for him?
The reason is simple. This isn't about Michael Arcuri.
There are much bigger things at stake than whether Mike Arcuri gets his next big promotion - basic American values like liberty, justice, and the rule of law. The Republican federal government is destroying the best of our nation's heritage, and we need to take a stand against that attack before the damage is irreversible.
Ray Meier has none of the self-restraint of Sherwood Boehlert. He's courting the worst of the right wing Republicans in his campaign to take our seat in the House of Representatives, and he'll vote with the worst scoundrels of the House if he gets the job.
For that reason alone, we must choose Arcuri over Meier.
Oh, but there are more reasons to vote for Arcuri than just that. Stay tuned...