A year ago, my eldest daughter worked as a volunteer on Dan Malloy's gubernatorial campaign. It was part of a school project where she was supposed to get real world experience. Mayor Malloy is a good person whom I think would make a great governor.
During my wife's campaign, we often ran into Secretary of State Susan Bysiewicz. Some people have warned us against her brashness while others have suggested it is exactly this what is needed to win back the Governor office. Kim and I have gotten along well with Ms. Bysiewicz and I believe she would be a great governor as well.
Meanwhile, everyone is waiting to see is Chris Dodd or Richard Blumenthal will throw their hats in the ring. Kim and I have also run into them on the campaign trail and have a lot of respect for them.
However, many of the people whom I respect politically are very excited about Mayor John DeStefano's campaign. Several have suggested that I talk with the Major, and so the other day, I drove up to New Haven to talk with him. On the way up, I was passed by a car with license plate 6; Dick Blumenthal on his way up to Hartford.
(Originally published in Greater Democracy)
A little over two years ago, as our country was marching towards war, my wife and I found ourselves getting involved in politics supporting a candidate that stood up for opinions contrary to the prevailing opinions of the time. He was a man who stood for decency and spoke his mind. Over the following year he went from being an asterisk to being the superstar front-runner.
It is an oversimplification to speak of Gov. Dean’s campaign as being an anti-war campaign and it is an oversimplification to speak of The Scream as the one media event that took him down. However, it is important to look closely at The Scream and think about what really happened there.
A few weeks ago, I was at an informal gathering of highly involved grassroots activists from around the country in Washington, D.C. There was some discussion about how Democratic Leaders were supporting Bob Casey, a pro-life moderate Democrat over Barbara Hafer, a defector from the Republican party, and whether this was a good thing or not. We don’t want ideological purity issues to prevent us from choosing a candidate that can defeat the incumbent, especially when the incumbent is someone like Rick Santorum. However, Chuck Pennachio was not mentioned in the discussion.
Today, I received the following press release from John Orman, who has set up an exploratory committee to consider challenging Joe Lieberman in a Democratic Primary.
I am rushing off to other events, so I am posting this as is. Comments are, of course, welcome.
Today, I received the following press release concerning a possible primary challenge to Senator Lieberman. I am in the process of writing a long post about political primaries. That should be up soon. Until then, please consider the following: