Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Paladino causing quite a stir

Not everyone is going to like gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino.

In fact, a lot of people are going to really dislike the conservative Buffalo businessman.

Earlier this week, a western New York-based political website released emails forwarded by Paladino that contained racist material and bestiality. Some are calling it "politically incorrect" -- I call it really bad PR when you're planning a run for governor.

Paladino has pledged to run as a third party candidate, possibly representing the Tea Party line. Tea Party leaders are already tying to distance themselves from Paladino.

Then there's this from the Associated Press:

"Republican leaders say they've withdrawn their invitation to the Buffalo businessman to attend Friday's regional forum for statewide candidates. GOP officials said in a statement Tuesday that there was 'no chance' Paladino would receive the group's endorsement."

So here's my question: if Paladino is losing support from the GOP and from the Tea Party activists he claims to represent, what's the point of continuing his candidacy?

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