We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Send him a few bucks today, if you like him. Every little bit helps, and it looks to be tight. Plus the race has become nationalized: The O did a fund-raiser in NYC for the Dem in the race, and the RNC finally took down their ads against Hoffman.
We would like to see this modest, non-pol, Reagan-Conservative Republican guy elected.
Why should I financially support a candidate for office in a district I don't live in or have direct interest in? None of my business. I'm interested, I'm curious, and from a standpoint of general principles the subject matter is open for discussion. But as for using my money to (attempt to) buy something I want for someone who may not want what I want for them, seems to violate principles concerning local control. When Soros, etc. do this, it's an outrage. Not much of a Ghandi fan but one thing he is supposed to have said that I always try to keep in mind is, "Choose your enemies well. You will begin to resemble them."
Posted this before I knew that Souzzawazzaphone dropped out of the race, but still...I'm all for practicality, but at some point you do have to stand for something. I generally draw the line at giving any politician money, but that's just me. The more commercials I see of even those politicos I support, the more I question the need to spend so much money for such a (relatively speaking) low paying job. I know I'm in the 1/vast (no damn antonym so I'll make one up, damn it) minority on this, but somebody has to say it.