by Dan Hoffman
The question was recently asked why anyone would want Mr.Trump as governor. I have as many questions about him as do most people. That said, though, if he can and is willing to expend as much of himself and his resources as necessary to throw a proverbial wrench into the political machinery of this “blue state,” I’m all for it. He would be facing a party machine so powerful, it can at will place the most shrilly unattractive candidates on the inside track and create shoo-ins. Sheldon Silver can actually block candidacies in the weak opposition party. This state has a notoriously toxic atmosphere for business and making a living generally. Can anyone seriously say that Trump is unlikely to provide some push in a better direction? The ruling party is ignoring the will of the state on the SAFE Act, and in my view is restructuring our laws in a top-down direction, leading the nation in a tragic direction.
If Trump can do anything to disrupt such power, abuse of power, and power-building, I welcome that.
- Dan Hoffman, Buffalo
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