Prepping for the Primaries
Now, I didn't go crazy blogging on the primaries this year because, well, eh.
1. The Spitzer-Suozzi race is, well, not exactly a race. I guess it's always possible that a tortoise-hare situation could happen, but, by possible, I mean there may be a .000000000000000000000000000001% chance.
2. As far as the Attorney General's race, I CAN'T STAND CUOMO. I'm also not a big Mark Green fan. So, I'll vote for Maloney, who I think would be fantastic, but I know won't win. Or, I'll give in and vote for Mark Green just so as not to throw away the chance to basically vote against Cuomo. The fact that Maloney doesn't have a chance just shows how utterly insulting NYC politics are.
3. The Assembly race kind of sucks on my district, the 74th. I basically don't like any of the three Democrats: Brian Kavanagh, Esther Yang, or incumbent Sylvia Friedman. I think, maybe just to be contrarian, I'm going to vote for Yang. They all have some things going for them, don't get me wrong, but on a lot of the major issues (housing, bars and clubs, redistricting, term limits except for Yang), they're so off. And I don't even want to get into Friedman's health care bill. All of these people mean well and their proposals are meant to help people, but their ideas are just not sustainable. It's like with Social Security: we don't want to get everyone further entrenched in the current system because that system's going to break. The other thing is that I think candidates in my district are only looking out for one, fairly small, community, not for the district as a whole.
One of the only things I dislike about living in my neighborhood, a neighborhood I am actually passionate about, is that it's impossible to get someone decent elected, because most of the time they won't even run. I've actually thought about running for City Council (you won't get me to Albany, sorry).
In the general election, I'll vote for the Republican, Frank Scala, even though he already lost once and hasn't the slightest chance.
If you want more info on the race though, this is the best you can get.
4. I don't get to vote in Brooklyn's 11th congressional district, but I'm pretty charged that the New York Times endorsed Yassky.
So, in conclusion, I don't know how much I'll be blogging about these elections because there are so many shoo-ins or it-doesn't-matters. But thanks for asking!