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14-year-old running for governor in Vermont…seriously

Hey, whoever says you’re too young to do something is probably wrong.  For instance, there’s a candidate for governor in Vermont that isn’t legally old enough to vote for himself.

Ethan Sonneborn is one of four Democrats looking to fill the position once occupied by Mr. Howard “Yeah” Dean.

Seriously, who doesn’t remember this piece of gold that is sure to live on forever.

Anyway, the teenager is legally able to run for the executive position in the Green Mountain State due to an odd loophole.

For whatever reason, Vermont doesn’t have an age requirement for those seeking the governorship. The only necessity is that they candidate must have lived in the state for four years before the election.

According to the youngster, residents of Vermont should take his age into consideration, but as a positive, saying “I think Vermonters should take me seriously because I have practical progressive ideas, and I happen to be 14, not the other way around.”

And why not?  Vermont elected Howard Dean as governor, why not a candidate who isn’t legally able to drive?

He may not have a snowball’s chance in hell, but what other 14-year-old will be able to put “ran for governor of Vermont” on their resume when applying to McDonald’s?

Good luck, young one. Good luck.

 

 

West Virginia GOP Senate candidate’s ad…is bad, really bad

It’s inevitable that campaign season will produce a number of bad campaign ads. Candidates have limited money, time and manpower. Sometimes you just have to go with what you have and just hope that the candidate’s message is strong enough for the voter’s to overlook the less than stellar ad.

The contentious Indiana GOP Senate primary campaign has produced a number of them, most of them negative and most of them courtesy of the Todd Rokita campaign.

For instance:

However, as bad as those ads may appear, they are nothing, absolutely nothing in comparison to this one produced by a West Virginia GOP Senate candidate.

Don Blankenship is looking to replace Democrat Joe Manchin, but this ad will probably not put him over the top.

The music, the monotone delivery, and the lack of any kind of personality aren’t going to help. But the icing on the cake has to be his creative nickname for Mitch McConnell.

Check it out for yourself:

Instead of issues, Rokita campaign sets up anti-Messer website…because?

Indiana’s primary is set for May 8 and easily, the biggest race to be decided will the Republican U.S. Senate Primary.

Sitting Indiana Congressmen Todd Rokita and Luke Messer as well as businessman Mike Braun are all vying to become the Republican to take on Democrat Joe Donnelly in the fall.

So, far the race has been about who can tie themselves to Trump the most, as all three have emphatically said they are wholeheartedly “Pro-Trump” on multiple occasions. That’s fine and dandy, but voters want to hear original ideas. What are your solutions to problems? Why are you the best Republican to take on Donnelly? You know, talk about the issues.

Well, instead of talking about anything really substantive, the Rokita campaign found it necessary to set up a website dedicated entirely to “finding Luke Messer.” 

The site is in reference to Messer having a residence in Virginia and not keeping a house in Indiana, selling it in 2012 when elected to Congress. In addition to this coming out early in the campaign, Messer has since been reelected to Congress multiple times. Doesn’t really sound like his constituents have a problem with it, but it didn’t stop the Rokita campaign from throwing something at the wall and hope it sticks.

The website also says “Last seen in the Swamp,” referring to Messer with a form to fill out in order to get updates on “his whereabouts.”

It’s also funny coming from a guy who uses public money to fund his campaigns, when he screams about draining the swamp and whose slogan is “Defeat the Elite.” Oh, there’s also the multi-page dossier that came out this past summer which states everything Rokita “requires” and how he is to be treated when being driven around his district.

It’s because of that kind of stuff that people don’t like politics and politicians. Instead of talking about real substantive differences between the candidates, campaigns and candidates stoop to this level of nonsense.

Hey Todd,  if you want to talk about a candidate’s “whereabouts,” please let voters know where you’ll be instead of the statewide televised Republican debate on April 30.

Please, please get back to the real issues. Voters deserve it.

-BZ

‘Sex and the City’ actress announces run for governor of New York

Another celebrity from New York has announced their intention to run for office. However, unlike the last celebrity from the Empire State to run for office, the White House is not in their sights…at least not yet.

Cynthia Nixon, best known for her role as Miranda, on the popular HBO series Sex and the City, is running for governor of New York.

The actress will challenge the current governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, in this year’s Democratic primary.

Check out the ad below:

Nixon certainly puts her Hollywood experience to work in this extremely well made ad. She talks about her children, the growing income disparity between New Yorkers and hits the typical Democratic/progressive hot button issues.

In addition to her ad, Nixon has also launched a campaign website.

While most people won’t have a dog in this fight, this should still be an interesting race to watch.

-BZ

 

The State of the Union, the Democratic response and Tomi Lahren’s idiotic comments

On Tuesday evening, President Donald Trump gave his first State of the Union speech. While not being the biggest Trump fan in the world, I by and large enjoyed the nearly hour and half speech.

The President touched on all the major policy areas one would have expected. He talked about the economy, unemployment, taxes, wages, national security, highlighted some of the natural disasters the country faed with last year and how we’re stronger as a nation because of it. He touched on the hot button issue of the day, immigration. There were no real surprises. Unlike his campaign speeches, he stayed on point, and didn’t go off in tangent after tangent. Also, unlike his campaign speeches, he read it off the teleprompter.

But as with anyone with more than two braincells knows, the State of the Union is political theater of the highest accord. I mean, the party of the president giving the speech stands up and applauds 2,000 times throughout the speech.

Then as part of the political theater, the opposing party trots out, who they feel is a rising star in their party, to deliver a response to the State of the Union. This time, the individual the Dems chose was Rep. Joseph Kennedy. Yes, of that Kennedy family.

Kennedy’s speech was really everything you thought it would be – Democratic talking points, meant to draw a sharp contrast between the Republicans and Democrats. Not a terrible speech, but definitely meant for the Democratic base.

However, conservative commentator Tomi Lahren felt the need to make her feelings about Kennedy’s speech known. Did she deliver an articulate, well-thought out response, detailing why Kennedy’s ideas will take our nation in the wrong direction? If you said yes, then you must have no idea of Tomi Lahren’s work.

No, instead she responded by posting a video of herself where she calls Kennedy “a little limp d**k.”

Classy stuff, no doubt.

The Fox News contributor has since apologized for her vulgar and frankly, stupid remarks.

But the questions have to be asked, what could have she been thinking? What could she have been gained for posting this? And why is she always so anger? I mean, her guy is in the White House.

Perhaps this gives her more material for her Final Thoughts segments: Tomi gives us her opinion on the liberal outrage about her conservative outrage about the Democratic response to President Trump’s State of the Union speech.

Keep it classy, Tomi and that’s my final thought.

– BZ

 

 

 

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