Still Hailing Harsanyi?
The last libertarian in conventional media executes a brutal, prison yard shanking of Tea Party and ThreeSources's darling Dan Maes.
There's no crime in the average guy, the political neophyte, the Common Man, running for political office. I wish more people would. But too many Colorado conservatives and activists have tied their political future to the silly belief that any everyman candidate is superior to any establishment one.
No, it's not because Maes hit up an 80-something woman for 300 bucks (cash!) to help pay his mortgage. You know, I get that. No one forced her, right? Nor is it because he finagled tens of thousands in gas money through his campaign contributions. I'm actually kind of impressed.
And it's not that bicycle enthusiasts aren't sort of creepy. They are. And it's not that the United Nations isn't a hive of petty tyrants. It is. And, in our hearts, we all know that John Hickenlooper, if he could get away with it, would make Denver a signatory on a One World Commie Bike Plot.
It's just that responsible people generally understand those kinds of thoughts should be reserved for internal dialogue.
After that, he goes a little bit negative. Ouch.
Posted by John Kranz at August 20, 2010 10:14 AM
I guess blog custom dictates a comment. Rep. McInnis was such a conventional, CO GOPer that I am still happy to have Mister Maes win the nomination.
But I return to my "dog that caught the car" analogy. The one journalist who praised Gov Palin's VP pick suggests "What should concern you is that when you dig a bit deeper, you realize that the reason Maes isn't able to articulate fiscally conservative positions is because he has never seriously contemplated the ideological outlook he pretends to champion."
I disagree with Harsanyi and anybody else who wants to step up that Maes should drop out because Tom Tancredo (Nutjob - CO) said pretty please. But what are we going to do with this car, Rover?