Republican New York gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro asked Libertarians to “trust” him yesterday in an interview with WNY News NOW. Libertarian candidate Larry Sharpe responds following a rally in Binghamton last night:
Why is Molinaro now begging Libertarians to trust him, after months of denying their existence? Molinaro has lost the trust of his own Republican base through compounding issues, first with his choice in anti-second amendment running mate, then with non-transparent policies that lack true fiscal conservatism and local control.
One supporter said in a message board on gunpoliticsny.com, in regards to Molinaro losing his support “The final straw comes from the Senate Republicans who have left Molinaro out of their messaging. The only reason I can think of for them to do this is because they do not believe associating with the campaign would be beneficial to their own re-election prospects. If elected Republicans don’t support Molinaro’s campaign, why should anyone else?”
Down ticket Republicans have out-fundraised Molinaro in nearly every race, the GOP big spenders have not come out in support of him, and his bank account shows that.
But ultimately, the death-blow came in the one-two punch of the debates he lost, first to Cuomo, then to me.
While Cuomo simply used him in a punching bag in the sham debate held by WCBS 880, I backed him into a corner on policy, causing Molinaro to balk at the very policy he has put out regarding closing schools through a BRAC board. In a room full of my supporters from all different parties, Molinaro denied his own policy that has been posted to his website for weeks.
Half or more of his base has chosen to vote for me, for one reason or another, but ultimately I have earned their trust and now he is begging for crumbs from my base. The very base he has criticized and ignored for months. They won’t be fooled.
The responsible thing for Mr. Molinaro to do at this point, would be to drop out and endorse me for Governor. The Republican base is broken, the NYGOP has abandoned their candidate, and people need someone who earns their trust, not begs for it.
The full WNY News Now interview with Republican Marc Molinaro can be seen below:
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