I have been critical in the past of attempts to run more conservative candidates over moderates, so this one might surprise a few people: Doug Hoffman gets my endorsement.
Why? First, because his opponent is not a moderate; she's a liberal. She supports card-check (elimination of secret ballot for union elections), for Pete's sake! Second, where I have pushed for the moderate candidate, it's in elections where the race was tight, and the GOP needed to attract independents. That's not the case in NY-23; the latest polling shows the Democrat, Owens, with only 29%
of the vote. There's no reason to suppose Hoffman can't win that race, or that a strong showing by him would result in Owens winning a squeaker. Scozzafava looks like a loser in that poll, with a ridiculous 14%.
Labels: Dede Scozzafava, Doug Hoffman, NY-23