If you live in New York, be sure--sure--to vote in the GOP senate primary on Tuesday. And if you're looking for help on thinking through the choices, just take a look at today's New York Post:
...Republicans are vying in next Tuesday’s primary for the ungratifying task of taking on Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, New York’s serial-flip-flopper, in November....
...The Post today endorses the candidacy of Wendy Long, a lawyer, former congressional aide and longtime conservative activist, for the GOP nod.
She has a long record of involvement on the national level and on national issues.
Which is why she has picked up dozens of endorsements from leading national political figures, including former UN Ambassador John Bolton and ex-presidential candidate Steve Forbes.
This is not to denigrate Rep. Bob Turner, the other worthwhile candidate, who turned political punditry on its head with his upset win in ex-Rep. Anthony Weiner’s heavily Democratic district.
But he has failed thus far to gain any real traction in the intra-party race....
Long, as she herself notes, is better positioned to fight “this whole phony war-on-women thing that the Democrats are cooking up.”
A once-upon-a-time moderate from Albany, she [Gillibrand] seen her opportunities and she took ’em — renouncing, one by one, every middle-of-the-road position she ever took while in the House. Now National Journal ranks her as America’s most liberal senator, and she’s become the darling of the hard left.
New Yorkers deserve a senator who actually stands for something — beyond the betterment of her personal circumstances, that is.
As the Post notes, taking on Sen. Gillibrand will prove a difficult fight. But if a Californian may say so--and I've known Wendy for years--Wendy Long is entirely up to it.