If anyone who finds they agree with me is wondering how I'll be voting, it pretty much conforms to those rules:
- At the local level, I generally vote against Democrats in New York City. Even decent Democrats have often had to run as something else in this town, especially since the reform movement within the party seems to have gone native.
- At the federal level, I always vote against Republicans. They've lost me on the generational equity issue since Reagan. Among other issues. I was first eligible to vote in 1980. I haven't voted for a Republican at the federal level since.
- At the state level, I almost always vote against incumbents, regardless of party. I made an exception for my Assemblymember once based on alleged participation in a revolt against the way things are. I was later disappointed, and ran against him as a minor party candidate. I don't recall voting for any other state incumbents.
I've voted for some politicians over the years, but it's been rare. I'll vote for Spitzer, though I would have preferred Suozzi. I voted for Hevesi in the past, but will likely revert to rule. The local candidate for State Senate, an open seat, has potential. I voted for Moynihan. In general, however, these rules have applied ever since I came to know about what I know now.