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.
Guess how many Conservatives are in Congress from New England.
We met Dan Debicella this weekend, and will get behind his campaign in CT-4 to unseat a one-term knee-jerk Pelosi acolyte.
Dan is the son of a police officer, grew up in Bridgeport. Wharton, Harvard MBA, and McKinsey on his resume. An impressive young fellow.
Since his opponent has voted according to Pelosi's commands essentially 100% of the time, I offered him my campaign ad line: This Districtdeserves a guy in Congress to speak for the people of CT, not for the people of San Francisco.
He says on his campaign website: "I am running for Congress to restore the values of free enterprise and individual liberty to Washington."
He sounds like a practical, accomplished, Maggie's sort of guy. Why he, or any other fine person, would want to enter the world of politics is beyond me, though.
Well, it could be a tight race. Fairfield/New Haven and environs are politically interesting - party ID is 31% Dem/28% Repub with just under 40% Independant which means that the moderate Independants swing the votes in any election. Shays lost the Independant vote in the last election, but it was still close - 51 to 48% I think.
Personally, I'd like to see the state and national GOP make a run at CT-2 and CT-5 and write off CT-4 (no offense). CT-2 and 5 represents 3/4 of the state geographically and both have been known to support right leaning moderate Republicans in the past - Nancy Johnson and Rob Simmons. Shays was more in the mold of Snowe/Collins - pretty much a RINO.
Agreed if Debicella can get some traction. Look at Scott Brown. There are a couple of more Scott Brown's nationwide and Debicella has the potential certainly.
Part of the problem in CT, to me anyway, is that Blumenthal is going to suck all the air out of the room and attract all the attention from the press. If MacMahon ever gets her act together, she could be a formidable opponent - she has the chops and Vince is a Master Showman - some of that may have rubbed off on Linda. I like her and I like her positions on issues that matter to me.
So it could work two ways - nobody will pay attention to the House races and opponents can sneak up the incumbents or it will take up so much press that nobody will pay attention to the House races. And we have Simmons who, truth be told, doesn't have a chance against Blumenthal compared to MacMahon, but he might beat MacMahon in a primary - he's part of the political landscape in CT.
Gee. So you just like this guy, Maggie, because you don't like Pelosi? You didn't even mention Himes? What rock are you troglodytes living under anyway? What part of Debicella do you like anyway...other than he's NOT in the Democratic party. So you want a guy who will pander to the GOP? Endless war, rebates for the rich, a ruined economy but for the very, very rich, (if at all). I'm so sick of you A-hole repubs, hiding behind your No Nothing crap. Just one idea would be nice, other than Rush/Hannity/Savage's diarrhea...think you're up to it?