The four men who want to be Troy Mayor met last night at Russell Sage College. Jim Gordon (R), Rodney Wiltshire (WFP), Jack Cox Jr. (RP) and Patrick Madden (D) made the case for their candidacy before 200 people at the Troy 100 forum.
Working Families Party Candidate Rodney Wiltshire immediately went on the offensive, immediately attacking Democrat Madden:
"Why the beard, Patrick. What are you hiding under that beard? And what's with Patrick. Your name's William. You should tell people that. Did the party bosses tell you to go by Pat, William?"
Madden responded: "I am the only candidate called Pat. I have the experience to be called Pat and if you knew how to read a birth certificate you'd know that."
Republican Jim Gordon discussed his favorite book, "How Boots Fooled the King."
Revolutionary Party Candidate Jack Cox Jr. was just happy to be invited but scolded the audience. "You're going to vote for one of these guys and you're going to be pissed in four years. We all know it because you guys suck."
If you attended, give us your thoughts.