And who ever else wants to chime in and give the people of the 23rd Congressional district their two cents - who really cares?
Do I really care if this election redirects the national debate on the direction one political party or another?
Do I really care if this is a fight for the heart and soul of the Republican party?
Do I really care if this is a fight for the Blue Dog Democratic Party movement?
What I do care about is some of the hard line approaches taken by candidates.
For example - earmarks - it is guaranteed I do not support the current system, but until reform happens then I want my member of congress to get our fair share. Same situation with the state level member items and the leaders exclusive control of the money; the system and process is broken and needs reforming. Reform does not equal refusal.
What I do care about is Fort Drum.
What I do care about are affordable housing options in our community that depend upon a working relationships with agencies such as HUD.
What I do care about are various water and sewer system upgrades in various towns and villages that require some federal funding to maintain or upgrade.
Did I mention jobs? Ah yes, Fort Drum, jobs that depend upon people from the base getting services and products such as; oil changes, electronics, vehicles or home furnishings. Construction workers that are supported by the work in and around our area.
I do care about health care and that it is delivered to people who need it (absent of total government take over) and the quality of the facilities in our region that depend upon our member of congress.
I do care about education and even more so in a tough economy when people utilize it more while unemployed.
Yes, Mr. Armey, I do care about the "parochial" issues, isn't funny how that works? And yes I do not care about your petty political party squabbling that you want to make this race about!
Dick, Rick, Steve, Sarah, Michelle and anyone else who wants to intrude in our 23rd Congressional race for your own selfish reasons - STAY HOME, we are bright intelligent people who can decide what is best for ourselves.