Sunday, August 23, 2009

Courant on Schiff, inside track belongs to Caligiuri

The Courant online has a front-page, above-the-fold piece on a likely GOP Senate candidate, Peter Schiff.

In writing the article, Daniela Altimari spoke with Cheshire resident and national political commentator, Gary Rose. He was asked about some of the pluses to Schiff's candidacy, such as his apolitical background and RonPaulesque fundraising abilities:

Gary Rose, who chairs the department of government and politics at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, doubts that's enough to propel this insurgent into the exclusive club that is the U.S. Senate.

"Schiff has some excellent points, and he can certainly articulate those points very clearly," Rose says. But securing the Republican nomination in a state such as Connecticut will be a challenge for such a Libertarian. "He's really on the margins of the Republican Party and, at this point, he's without a doubt, a real long shot. ... I'm not so sure the voters are ready for his message."

I completely agree. I'd love to see Schiff get in the race, but I still don't see his path to the GOP nomination. Frankly, despite the blogosphere ignoring him... I still think Sam Caligiuri has the inside track to the nomination.

With five people now presumably in the race, 33% may win the nomination. And Sam is the only known pro-life candidate. So I'm still thinking that Sam get the nod next August and follows that with a victory in November.

Tim White

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm tired of pro-life politicians. If they want to follow what their religious leaders say, that is bad enough, but to force these religious views on everyone is totally wrong and not compatible with a democratic society.

The very same pro-lifers are against any form of contraception and have been able to prevent the funding of any government family planning. Most of today's problems of global warming and rapid depletion of resouces are due to over population. For the good of mankind and the preservation of this earth as habitable place requires all religions to be objective and change with the times.

If you want to follow your religious leaders, go to your church and stay out of mine.