Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Alan Schlesinger, met with the Republican Town Committee in Bristol on Monday. He told the Republicans leaders, he can win the Senate race, if the Republican party rallies behind him:
Schlesinger said that if the press doesn’t write him off and conservatives recognize that they’d be better off with him than Lieberman, he can take advantage of Democratic confusion and slip into the Senate the same way Lowell Weicker did it in 1970 under similar circumstances.
Here's a news flash for Mr. Schlesinger, the press has already written him off. So has Republican party. With each new poll Schlesinger sinks further into the quicksand of single digits. In an August 15 through 21 Rasmussen poll Schlesinger was at 6 percent, an August 10 - 14 Quinnipiac poll put him at 4 percent, and most recently, August 15 through 21, Zogby found the Republican at 2 percent.
What a missed opportunity for the Republicans. The November election, with a weakened Democratic Senator Lieberman and the Democratic nominee, Greenwich millionaire-antiwar candidate Lamont, splitting the Democratic vote was a great opportunity for the Republicans to pick up a Senate seat.
Instead the Republicans have a "candidate" who can find a silver lining in an ian nuclear attack upon the United States:
He told the Republican Town Committee at Nuchies that the country faces "a nightmare of cataclysmic proportions" in the decades ahead because of the whopping Medicare and Social Security payments it has promised to retirees who will soon explode in number as baby boomers begin to leave the work force.
Or at least the nation faces that crisis "unless blows us away with a nuclear weapon," Schlesinger said. He said that "the one silver lining" of an ian attack is that it would "solve the problem" of dealing with the financial crisis.
Schlesinger is proving to be worse than a non-factor in the race. His campaign is an embarrassment. It is such an embarrassment that local Republican committees are starting to abandon Schlesinger. The Killingworth Republican Town Committee voted to withdraw its endorsement of Schlesinger.
At Political Wire, Kevin Rennie posts a dozen more Republican Town Committees may follow. According to Rennie, the committees may even go so far as to endorse Senator Lieberman.