Congressman Samuel S. Stratton, who was at the head table, said Democrats have won election victories in predominantly Republican upstate New York counties like Otsego “because we Democrats realize we have to work twice as hard and get twice as many results in the same period of time.”
Mr. Stratton praised Dr. Carson as a Democratic leader “who sought out and supported Democratic office holders who deliver the goods to the people and who work at their jobs 365 days a year.”
Dr. Carson was presented with a desk style cigarette case. In his talk, briefest of the evening, he thanked the people who elected him to office four times and those who attended Saturday night’s dinner.
“Thank you very much …” — that’s about all the usually articulate doctor could say.