In 2007 we were all but assured a victory when Dems nominated Jonathan Sennett to be our DA nominee but due to infighting and a three way race we all know what happened.
As they say if you don't learn from history you are doomed to repeat it and it looks like the same people that didn't get it in 07 don't get it in 09.
It was reported in the Kingston Times that John Hoyt and Debbie Brown both candidates nominated by the GOP party are looking to take out incumbent Dems, with the help of certain members of the city committee.
Ed Palifino, the vice chair of the Dem committee actually is publicly telling people he will nominate Hoyt over incumbant Tom Hoffay. Knowing full well that Hoyt will be cross endorsed..... WTF?!?!
Tom Hoffay is a life long Democrat, a former chairman of the County party who just retired after years of service to former Gov and former AG Eliot Spitzer. Not to mention a very effective Alderman, its disgraceful.
Maybe Ed Palidino, a former Republican, is back working for the other side, either way he should resign as Vice Chair of the committee, no way he can continue to serve effectively.
The GOP did not exactly put out a strong ticket on Monday, if we are united we can make 8-1 or 9-0 again.
We need to nominate and support the current caucus of Tom Hoffay, Charles Landi, Shirley Whitlock, Bill Reynolds and Robert Senor.
As well as support newcomers Jen Fuentas in 5 who will be a strong voice as a mother and active member of her community; and Eliza Ball in ward 6 who also is extremely qualified and active in her community.
In the words of my mentor Jon Sennett at the da pre convention debate in rosendale, cuz the words still ring true today : Lets not blow this opertunity as Democrats, lets out our best foot forward and bring forth a candidate(s) that's going to win in November.
Now is the time, my friends to put all of our differences aside and unite as a party. If we do that we will take back the offices of the county court and clerk respectively for the first time in living memory, and strengthen our majority on the county. And city legislature.