“We are getting our message out; we are defining our candidates before the opposition has a chance to try to distort our character, our experience, our intellect and our intentions.”
Here is a mailing featuring that mayoral candidate and her fellow ballot-mates:
So I’d like to know…how should I define the character of someone who would feature herself/himself in a campaign mailing on a topic that has absolutely nothing to do with Troy civic issues? Last I checked, there has not ever been a resolution before the city council regarding abortion.
What would his/her experience and leadership potential in Troy have to do with a stance on the sanctity of life, exactly, and how do they know the other candidates in the city elections don’t also feel the same? I fail to see how holding firm on a personal belief regarding abortion qualifies someone to manage my city’s financial, social and civic issues.
How is it a sign of intellect to tell us they “meet the criteria” for endorsement, but don’t actually HAVE an endorsement? Further, they tell us that “pro-life leaders all over Troy” support and endorse them. But they don’t name even ONE of those leaders. Why?
Last, what does it say about their intentions that they choose a hot-button, highly-partisan, VERY political issue to further their chances in a NON-PARTISAN civic election?
There’s a message this puts out, alright…but I think it’s not the message they thought they were giving.
If you want politics as usual…political trickery for personal gain…vote for this crew.
But if you want leaders in Troy whose character, intellect, experience and intentions are clear, just say no to big political machines distorting our elections.
If you want to SAVE TROY…VOTE FOR BELTRAMINI, BLOOMINGDALE, CAMPBELL AND YASHINSKY.