My latest for @ctnewsjunkie >> Looking at Connecticut's campaign for governor: @CTGOP again nominates for statewide office another businessman who has never even run for dog-catcher. What could possibly go wrong? #TomFoley #LindaMcMahon https://t.co/37Q5pPfqSQ— Terry D. Cowgill (@terrycowgill) July 18, 2022
Tuesday, July 19, 2022
Is Businessman Bob Doomed To Repeat History?
In almost any other endeavor, capable leadership would change course. But since 2010, Connecticut Republicans have continued to employ the same strategy in selecting candidates for high-profile statewide offices: rich, mostly self-funding office seekers with little-to-no experience in the public sector.
Tom Foley ran against Dan Malloy twice and failed both times. Within the span of two years, Linda McMahon ran unsuccessfully for US Senate twice — once against Dick Blumenthal and another time against Chris Murphy. Bob Stefanowski ran against Ned Lamont for governor in 2018 and failed. So what is the CTGOP doing now? They're running Bob again.
Stefanowski has an uphill climb here. Twice in the last decade, Republicans ran a wealthy businessman with no experience as a candidate for public office against Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and twice they lost. Twice they ran a wealthy businesswoman against each of our Democratic US senators and she lost both times. Why should we think Stefanowski’s rematch with Lamont will be any different? Einstein’s definition of insanity comes to mind.
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