The Long and the Short of the NY Senate Race for Maragos and Turner
Laura Ingraham is right: Long is the one who can fight the battle against the phony "War Against Women" effectively as candidate for the Senate in New York and "no one should write off New York as an automatic win for Kirsten Gillibrand, especially if she up against Wendy."
"The long and the short of it is, gentlemen, that it is better to do nothing!"
So wrote Fyodor Dostoyevsky in Notes from the Underground.
The long and the short of it for Republican Senate hopefuls George Maragos, the first-term Nassau Country comptroller, and Bob Turner, the first term Brooklyn-Queens Congressman being redistricted out of office, is that it is better for them to do nothing more in campaigning for themselves and to back Wendy Long, the most viable opponent to New York's junior Senator, Kirsten Gillibrand.
Last Friday, Long dominated the New York State Republican Convention, winning more than 47% of the vote, while the two gentleman each earned the right to compete in a Republican primary by winning a bit more than 25% of the vote.
Yesterday Long easily won the Conservative Party nomination.
The last Republican to win statewide in New York without the Conservative nomination was Jacob Javits, in 1974 (and he also ran on the Liberal line).
Laura Ingraham is right: Long is the one who can fight the battle against the phony "War Against Women" effectively as candidate for the Senate in New York and "no one should write off New York as an automatic win for Kirsten Gillibrand, especially if she is up against Wendy."
Ingraham's post at her website (www.lauraingraham.com), titled "Wendy Long for Senate: A GOP star is born in NY" (www.lauraingraham.com/b/Wendy-Long-for-Senate:-A-GOP-star-is-born-in-NY/-487661349073120676.html), succinctly and stylishly put it this way:
"Kirsten Gillibrand, meet Wendy Long, the most formidable of the GOP candidates vying to take your senate seat in November. Long is precisely what the GOP needs in New York--and nationally--to broaden its base and push back the entrenched party hacks that remain unresponsive to the challenges and concerns of most voters. A brilliant, accomplished, committed, patriot, a constitutional law devotee, Long is precisely the medicine that we need to roll over the phony 'war on women' narrative in this critical election year. I have known Wendy for almost 30 years, so I know what I'm talking about."
Check out Long's campaign website (wendylong.com) and watch her 10-minute address to the Republican convention (www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWoQeQQ24ds&feature=youtube).
Learn for yourself that Long is the real thing (www.thefreedictionary.com/real+thing).
If the gentlemen are gentleman who put the common good first, they will stand aside for the better qualified lady who is the most viable candidate (and win for themselves the respect that comes with doing that).
Michael J. Gaynor has been practicing law in New York since 1973. A former partner at Fulton, Duncombe & Rowe and Gaynor & Bass, he is a solo practitioner admitted to practice in New York state and federal courts and an Association of the Bar of the City of New York member.
Gaynor graduated magna cum laude, with Honors in Social Science, from Hofstra University's New College, and received his J.D. degree from St. John's Law School, where he won the American Jurisprudence Award in Evidence and served as an editor of the Law Review and the St. Thomas More Institute for Legal Research. He wrote on the Pentagon Papers case for the Review and obscenity law for The Catholic Lawyer and edited the Law Review's commentary on significant developments in New York law.
The day after graduating, Gaynor joined the Fulton firm, where he focused on litigation and corporate law. In 1997 Gaynor and Emily Bass formed Gaynor & Bass and then conducted a general legal practice, emphasizing litigation, and represented corporations, individuals and a New York City labor union. Notably, Gaynor & Bass prevailed in the Second Circuit in a seminal copyright infringement case, Tasini v. New York Times, against newspaper and magazine publishers and Lexis-Nexis. The U.S. Supreme Court affirmed, 7 to 2, holding that the copyrights of freelance writers had been infringed when their work was put online without permission or compensation.
Gaynor currently contributes regularly to www.MichNews.com, www.RenewAmerica.com, www.WebCommentary.com, www.PostChronicle.com and www.therealitycheck.org and has contributed to many other websites. He has written extensively on political and religious issues, notably the Terry Schiavo case, the Duke "no rape" case, ACORN and canon law, and appeared as a guest on television and radio. He was acknowledged in Until Proven Innocent, by Stuart Taylor and KC Johnson, and Culture of Corruption, by Michelle Malkin. He appeared on "Your World With Cavuto" to promote an eBay boycott that he initiated and "The World Over With Raymond Arroyo" (EWTN) to discuss the legal implications of the Schiavo case. On October 22, 2008, Gaynor was the first to report that The New York Times had killed an Obama/ACORN expose on which a Times reporter had been working with ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief.