I've been listening(unfortunately)to the ads for the candidates vying for the 26th Congressional seat. Of course, they are all very predictable. First, the eerie music plays while Mr. or Ms. Serious Voice talks about what villains the two opponents are. Then, the triumphant music begins and we hear about how wonderful their candidate is. They are enough to make even the least cynical amongst us want to puke.
I heard one today for Jane Corwin. During the initial bashing, the narrator describes one of her opponents as a "perennial candidate". I'm sure they were referring to Jack Davis. Davis has run a few times unsuccessfully, however, the reason he has been unsuccessful, is because he often goes against the party machines. I'll take a guy spending his own money over someone like Corwin or Kathy Hochul (both of whom are beholden to their respective political parties.) If that's the worst thing Corwin can say about Davis(that he's run before), he must be a good candidate. The bottom line is neither Hochul or Corwin would be running, if they didn't have their party's support. That should tell you something right there about both of them. People in Western New York have had it up to here with career politicians who tow the party line (see Jim Keane). They came out in droves to support Carl Paladino in the Republican Primary last Fall, against the party backed candidate.
I don't know anything about Hochul. However, based on her latest ads, I can tell you Miss I Was Born With a Silver Spoon in my Mouth Corwin appears to be getting desperate...
You're a rich girl, and you've gone too far
Cause you know it don't matter anyway
You can rely on the old man's money
You can rely on the old man's money...