A few days ago, I wrote that the Republican candidates for the City Council from the 43rd District were way behind in fund raising --- now, it looks like these campaigns are suffering from many, many practical deficits, including moral ones --- which deficits will be as much a drag on their campaigns as their relative lack of $$$$$
#1: BOB CAPANO BLUNDERS BY TOUTING CONVICTED FORMER CONGRESSMAN
GRIMM’S DEFENSE OF TRUMP
In my opinion, Bob Capano has just made a major blunder by suddenly carrying water for an infamous Michael Grimm --- to quote Capano’s own press release: “Capano Applauds Former Congressman Michael Grimm Call for President Trump to Exercise ‘Bold Leadership’ In Face Of Media Creating ‘Scandal After Scandal’”
Make no mistake about it, for some reason Bob Capano has come down foursquare behind the disgraced former Congressman and convicted felon Michael Grimm and Grimm’s latest pronouncement supporting President Trump; and Bob Capano’s most up to date press release clearly shows that.
CAPANO'S RELEASE PUTS IT RIGHT UP FRONT IN THE FIRST TWO PARAGRAPHS
“Bob Capano, the leading Republican candidate for Brooklyn's 43rd Council District (Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, Bath Beach, Bensonhurst) today applauded a recent statement sent to media outlets by former Brooklyn Republican Congressman Michael Grimm defending President Trump and calling on him to ‘fight fire with fire’ in the face of ‘every element of opposition power against him, and from every angle: the media, the Democrats, Hollywood, the Establishment and the deeply rooted bureaucrats in every agency that actually regulates the entire country’…. Bob Capano, who manages a business in the private sector, said ‘Congressman Grimm once again demonstrates his political outsider bona fides that Republicans respect. We need leaders at all levels of government who will not be part of the status quo political establishment that exists among Democrats and Republicans. President Trump proved last November that voters want change. Congressman Grimm upset the status quo during his time in office and President Obama's administration made him pay for it. I am pleased that Michael Grimm is still standing up and being vocal in our community. Republicans need to step up and fight for their President instead of playing it safe.’…” (See Capano’s Press Release [contact Vito Palmieri], 5/21/17 [http://bobcapano.com/capano-says-republicans-need-to-step-up-fight-for-president-instead-of-playing-it-safe/]).
Somebody should have told Bob C that quoting a disgraced politician, who was removed from his elective office because of a criminal conviction, is not the way to go when speaking out about a current scandal involving a possible criminal investigation.