GOP primary planned for 115th Assembly seat
The anointing of Mr. Joseph as the Republican candidate would not bode well for the voters or this area's future. He is one of the party insiders who have controlled things for too long. Look around you and you see the results of their work. Given the lack of a strong Democrat challenger, Mr. Joseph's candidacy would ensure that the incompetent incumbent leadership shown in the "rubber-stamp" Oneida County legislature would be extended to include incompetent representation in Albany. He must be stopped.
How can I say this when I do not know Mr. Joseph personally? Check out this post from August 2008 on the process to find an FBO for Griffiss: How Bad Can It Get? . . .
While the video interview is no longer available, enough of Mr. Joseph's responses were recorded to enable one to understand his thought processes.
If the region's problems are ever going to be solved, we need people willing to respectfully consider opposing viewpoints and seriously account for opposing data. The "team" mentality must give way to thoughtful debate. After all . . .
Managing our region's future isn't a game.