I think David Malpass may have set a record this week by being the first candidate to go up with a commercial AND have the first attack ad launched against him over the span of twenty four hours. It seems odd for the guy who us currently ranked third in projected delegates and polls (with around 60-70% undecided) to be the first attacked, no?
Maybe, and this is just me thinking out loud, his opponents know something that hasn’t been made public yet. The New York Conservative Party has their nominating convention next week, and it’s next to impossible for a Republican to win statewide without the Conservative Party’s endorsement. True conservatives would be hard pressed to find a better candidate than David Malpass, who, besides being a former assistant cabinet secretary in the Reagan (as in Ronald) Administration, and besides writing for the Wall Street Journal and Forbes Magazine, has been endorsed by a “murderers row” of conservative thinkers: Paul Ryan, Larry Kudlow, John Faso, and Steve Forbes.
He also has the experience to back it up. As per a recent profile piece in The Buffalo News, Malpass has, “…crafted policy on economic, budget, and international issues, including the 1986 tax cuts, several congressional budget resolutions, the Gramm- Rudman budget law, the savings-and-loan bailout, NAFTA, the Brady plan for developing- country debt, and fast-track trade authority.”
The News also adds this…
He has developed a reputation as a fiscal conservative who now seeks to significantly slow federal spending he says is only exacerbated by bailout and stimulus programs. “For your children, Washington’s whole plan is how much debt they can pile on them and then impose a value-added tax,” he quipped, referring to one new deficit-reduction plan under discussion.
Malpass says he offers a conservative alternative to Gillibrand, and he blames her for failing to adequately oppose administration plans for civilian terrorism trials in Manhattan. And while Republicans have been part of spending policies that he said now result in debt of $14.3 million, this week’s victory by a Republican “outsider” in Kentucky — coupled with Sen. Scott Brown’s January win in Massachusetts — shows the GOP is “headed toward change….Republicans have to hear that message and be an aggressive part of the change,” he said. “And I think that’s more suited to newcomers.”
Malpass served on the Senate staff, in the Treasury and State departments, and describes himself as “deeply experienced in Washington legislation….The level of crisis has grown to the point where I had to engage through the political arena,” he said. “It’s vital for our freedoms.”
To paraphrase Larry Kudlow, “Win David, Win!”