Of course, for those who ardently support one candidate, it’s unthinkable that we can’t see the superiority of their man or woman. This was clearly relayed to us by some advocates after our recent editorial following an Oneonta League of Women Voters debate, in which the candidates for the most part agreed on the issues.
There are many candidates competing for county office who are competent, knowledgeable and dedicated — on both sides of the political divide. But we did not see one who moved us to say, “This person deserves your vote on Election Day.” We don’t feel comfortable endorsing just for endorsement’s sake, especially if we might have a strong influence on the outcome. This year, we will restrict our opinions to the statewide ballot initiatives.
As always, we encourage voters to educate themselves about the candidates and make their best choice based on their own observations and opinions.