BillLawrenceOnline Voting Choices — Today is Primary Day in Pennsylvania and while endorsements are usually counter-productive exercises in arrogance and pomposity, there are still some who follow this site who are curious as to how we (I) will vote.
So here it is:
Donald J. Trump for President. The Donald has boldly said things that needed saying and didn’t back down when confronted by the usual self-appointed arbiters of propriety as political candidates have invariably done in the past. In fact, rather than changing positions on “controversial” matters we have seen other candidates come to his way of thinking.
The issues on which Trump did appear to flip, the flip came quickly and decisively and was not so much a change in substance but nuance.
Trump has run his campaign with brilliance bordering on genius. He has achieved a commanding lead in the face of opposition by the media and the political establishments of both parties. And without funding from special interests. Six months ago, few pundits expected him to be even in the race. Obviously, he has the skills to be president.
Ralph Wike, Jan Ting and Mike Puppio for 7th Congressional presidential delegates. Wike of Springfield and Ting of Haverford Township are declared Trump supporters. Puppio, who chairs the Springfield Republican Party, has pledged to vote for the district’s winner on the first ballot. We know and like Mike, and respect his integrity and political instincts. If the 7th District (or Springfield) go strongly for Trump we suspect he will stick by The Donald. If not, who is to blame him if he does otherwise.
Stan Casacio for Congress. We fully expect his opponent in the 7th District, incumbent Pat Meehan, to win in a landslide. Still every vote for Casacio sends a message to Meehan that there others besides unions and the abortion lobby that he’d better listen to occasionally.
Joe Peters for Attorney General. Peters has a long, highly regarded, non-partisan, boots-on-the-ground career in law enforcement. His opponent, State Sen. John Rafferty (R-44), is a hack. Rafferty takes money from the same crowd that contributed to our present disgraced Democrat Attorney General Kathleen Kane.
We fully understand that there are intelligent and decent people who will choose differently. Excepting the attorney general race. There, an informed intelligent and decent person could only vote for Peters.