Monday, October 23, 2006

Michael Arcuri Loses Fred Bieling's Support

I'm not the only Democrat in the 24th District who has rejected Michael Arcuri's campaign for Congress on the basis of Arcuri's support for the Military Commissions Act.

Fred Bieling, of the Mccs1977 blog writes,

"After confirming with Mike Arcuri's campaign staff, I hereby immediately drop all support of the Democratic nominee for the New York's 24th Congressional district based on his support for S.3930, the Military commission Act of 2006."


Bieling did not make his decision to support the congressional campaign of Libertarian Mike Sylvia easily. He writes, "I waited almost a week doing a dance with his campaign over the phone, holding off printing some of the good news about his run, waiting for an explaination for what I'd read."

I won't tell you how to vote in this election. The truth is that there is no good choice for voters with a conscience and a love of liberty in this election.

Myself, I'll be voting for none of the above.

7 comments:

Allen Carstensen said...

Jon said - "I won't tell you how to vote in this election. The truth is that there is no good choice for voters with a conscience and a love of liberty in this election.
Myself, I'll be voting for none of the above."

Sounds like a perfectly reasonable and highly principled decision.

I've joined the MoveOn Call for Change Campaign. I figure if I work hard enough I can cancel out the damage that will be done to my karma when I vote for Arcuri.

MoveOn.org has a brand new Ithaca Office in the Dewitt Mall (above The Bookery). If you can donate a couple of hours to help get out the vote, please contact Annie Weinberg there (703) 350-3778, or email her:
Annie.Weinberg@operationdemocracy.org

The schedule of volunteer shifts so far is:
M, W, F: 6:30-9 pm; Tu/Th: 5-7:30 pm; and Sat/Sun 12-2:30 & 2-4:30.

I'm not preaching to you Jon, I know you do a lot, but if anybody wants to help, come on down or call or email Annie.

24 Independent said...

No problem Annie, plug away.

Frederick said...

It was a hard choice, as you can remember we went back and forth about his worthyness before the MCA issue came up. I just had to do what's right.

Anonymous said...

Who the heck is fred bieling?

24 Independent said...

Fred Bieling is someone who pays more attention to politics online than you do.

Anonymous said...

Politics online? As opposed to actual politics?

24 Independent said...

No, as part of politics in general.