Anyway. After killing many of my darlings, the LTTE continues in rewrite.
Reading Matt Funiciello’s political strategy reminded me of that old saying: Quitters never win. They just stay in the race to trip another runner. Are the local newspapers going to endorse someone whose goal is to finish second? “If I come in second, it’s an amazing forward movement.” Don’t sell it short. Miraculous would be a better adjective. Aaron Woolf’s candidacy was flawed, not totally his fault. Despite that, he won Warren County by 200 votes, won Clinton and Essex Counties outright and received over three times the votes Funiciello did. Is Mike Derrick such an inferior candidate those results will be reversed? Sorry. I don’t pretend well.
Over the next few years, Congresswoman Stefanik will have the chance to vote on many pieces of legislation. Derrick’s votes on climate change, funding Planned Parenthood, funding the CDC to study gun deaths, Paul Ryan’s attempts to help Trump get richer, etc. would not be the same as hers, if she’s re-elected. Presumably Funiciello would also vote in a similar fashion to Derrick. But, he’s admitted he can’t win. Mike Derrick has not quit and actually has a chance of winning. Getting better all the time.
By Thursday, when I can actually submit it, it'll be Pulitzer worthy.