Directed by a mutual acquaintance, about six weeks ago an up-and-coming young leader in the local Republican establishment contacted me by e-mail for information . . . . .
> I am hoping that you would be willing to share some literature andI was happy to spend several hours writing a response, not because I support this candidate, but because someone actually sought my opinion (!) and I would like to see more candidates discussing the issues in depth.
> knowledge with us, sort of a crash-course, on MVWA issues, both past and
> present, so that we can develop positions and so Kevin can speak
> articulately on this very important issue.
I sent my piece . . . but got no response. . . . I contacted the mutual acquaintance who made sure that my information was received . . . but still no "thank you," no response of any kind ever came.
This is one puzzle piece. Another was this candidate's failure to appear on WIBX a few weeks ago when he was supposed to. Another is the total lack of any meaningful information on this candidate's website.
Is Kevin McDonald for real, or is he a "fake" candidate? Or does he think he is a candidate, but his party has made him a "sacrificial lamb?" Has a "deal" been cooked where the local Republican leadership pretends to "do their duty" by fielding a candidate, but really have no intention of supporting him?
We've seen this tactic before . . . like last fall when Mr. Longeretta was the alleged Republican DA candidate ... but you never saw his signs paired with Picente signs. The Democrats play this game too . . . like when they nominated Mr. Koziol for County Exec., and then one of their own leadership gave him a primary.
It seems that we have just one big happy party in Oneida County . . . composed of both Republican and Democrat elites who share the spoils for themselves . . . while leaving the electorate with no real choices.
Maybe that explains why this area looks more and more like the old Soviet Union . . . everything "centrally planned" . . . and deteriorating.