Chris Murphy's campaign for United States Senator reminds me of the Barbara Kennelly gubernatorial campaign back in the last century. Kennelly, the daughter of the late powerful Connecticut Democratic political boss John Bailey, served from 1982 until 1999 in the United States House of Representative.
She decided she wanted to be governor, so she ran against Republican incumbent John Rowland. Her campaign was very similar to Chris Murphy's, that is to say, nonexistent. The only way I could understand it was that apparently being the daughter of a big shot Democrat in a blue state, she never really had to campaign hard for any office. She expected it to be handed to her on a silver platter. What she got instead was a big fat resounding defeat.
I don't know what Chris Murphy's problem is. He says he doesn't have any money. To that, I would ask, do you know how to raise any, oh Democratic candidate, in a Democratic state? I hate the thought of Connecticut sending a Republican to the Senate at this historically precarious time, but maybe I'll get used to it. If I drink enough Scotch.Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun