The word has gotten around that Michael Arcuri is trying to speak as little in public in possible because he's afraid that his ignorance will cause embarassing gaffes.
That would explain why Mike Arcuri has, for so long, ignored attempts by the press to help give him coverage through interviews.
Take Eric Kuhn, for example. Eric Kuhn interviews plenty of politicians for the radio, like Eliot Spitzer and Cindy Sheehan. Michael Arcuri could have gotten plenty of attention for his campaign with an Eric Kuhn interview, but he has refused to sit for an interview.
Here's what the Eric Kuhn web site has to say about Michael Arcuri:
'Kuhn and Company' strongly believes in giving both sides a chance to come onto the show. We have used numerous channels to bring Democrat Michael A. Arcuri on, but he has denied all requests thus far.
Incompetent, lazy, campaigning. That's what we Democrats in New York's 24th congressional district got as a reward for not putting Michael Arcuri through a primary contest.
Note for 2008: Let's have a primary, and let the Democratic voters decide who should represent them. The County Democratic Committees seem not to be able to make a competent choice.