I am trying to find a story I just found in the Buffalo News Sunday edition, of course finding it online takes a degree of specificiy that I apparently do not have. (I KNOW IT IS ON THERE SOMEWHERE! GRRRR!)
Anyhow, I clicked on to the MOST VIEWED STORIES
And, friends, do you want to know what the most viewed article was?
Try this one.
Gotta love those Buffalonians
Anyhow, this article and this statement annoys me. Greatly. Kevin Gaughan endorsing Brown annoys me greatly as well, but I haven’t had the time to properly blog my annoyance over that.
Brown lacks support in Delaware District
In the Delaware District, Brown attracted only 35.6 percent of the vote in the Sept. 13 Democratic primary.
Why the lack of support for Brown there?
Among a dozen people interviewed along Hertel Avenue, some people brought up the issue of race, although others believe that it’s a minor factor in the Delaware District.
A more common theory was suggested by Charlie Caussain, who has been cutting hair – and listening to Delaware District folks – for 44 years on Hertel.
“I think a lot of people in this area feel, if Byron Brown is elected, it will be more of the same,” he said in Charlie’s Barber Shop near Parkside Avenue. “They want something different. A lot of people in this area are professionals. I think most of them want a change, from what I’m hearing.”
John Macaluso, 54, who lives on Homer Avenue, sounded a similar note as he sat in Kostas Family Restaurant.
“Byron Brown is a decent person, but he’s the same politician we’ve had for the last 30 or 40 years,” Macaluso said. “He’s highly educated, and he’s got the experience from state government, but Buffalo needs new ideas and new blood.”
That yearning for a change, for new ideas and new blood, may best explain why Kevin P. Gaughan – considered a maverick candidate – did so well in the Democratic primary in the Delaware District, receiving 59.8 percent of the vote.
It’s also difficult to dismiss the notion that the mayoral campaign hasn’t aroused the voting populace. Attempts to interview a dozen Delaware District residents planning to vote for mayor took almost three hours. A larger number of people said they don’t intend to vote, they don’t follow politics or they don’t know much about the candidates…
“Overall, I think people are apathetic to politics in general, particularly with what’s going on in the county and city, with the layoffs and the control boards.”
1. NOT ABOUT RACE. ABOUT MORE OF THE SAME! Grrrrrr. GRRRRR!
2. Don’t intend to vote? Depressing.
3. Apathetic because of what is going on in the county and the city? IS EXACTLY THE REASON TO VOTE!
I hate apathetic people. Ok, hate is a very strong word, but how can you NOT care?