Wednesday, January 16, 2008

262. Short entry again

Ok, I've been busy. So, what about Greg Fischer? Not yet a consensus candidate, but then no one else is either. More on Friday. By the way, tomorrow is the 46th birthday of my only sibling, Kevin. Happy Birthday Kevin.


Michael Westmoreland-White, Ph.D. said...

Greg Fischer has donated to GOP pols, especially Ann Northup. No, I am sticking with Andrew Horne!

Anonymous said...

didnt horne use to be a republican before he ran against yarmuth?

Michael Westmoreland-White, Ph.D. said...

Horne was a registered independent during his time in the Marines. He believed that his military service required that kind of non-partisan attitude. He may have leaned GOP in the past. I think his experiences in Iraq and with this administration did solidify his movement to the Democratic Party--and he's clearly a centrist, not a liberal. But that's a long way from backing rightwing Republicans like Northup.

KY is not going to elect a flaming liberal as a U.S. Senator right now. So, Horne's centrist views and his military background enable him to challenge McConnell from the left without seeming to be too far left to those in rural Kentucky. I think Fischer will just strike folks as another Louisville businessman.

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