A short take on the debate; post-primary candidate financials; the judicial race — Correction posted: no Reform Party candidates for State Supreme Court

We are all overwhelmed today by the post mortems about last evening’s presidential debate, so I’m only offering my two-paragraph view of things.

Hillary Clinton did what she needed to do last evening. She showed herself to be a competent and intelligent person, with the proper temperament and judgment to be President of the United States. Her presentation should help move the few genuinely undecided plus some of the third-party candidate supporters to her side. Continue reading

The Buffalo billion; some horse-trading; an unnamed source

The billion

The full moon departed for the month several days ago, but you would never know it from all the crazy political news coming out yesterday.

The tsunami started in New York City early in the day and then rolled through Albany, Syracuse and Buffalo. Our local share of the damage came in the form of the attack on the biggest economic development effort in the region’s history, the project now affectionately known far and wide as the “Buffalo Billion.” Continue reading