Campaigning in a Fluid Environment
In addition to mentioning Anchor Rising’s breaking of the news of Joe Trillo’s gubernatorial candidacy, Cynthia Needham offers some details and an example of healthy longer-term perspective:
Trillo has $60,000 in his campaign coffers — that’s more than most legislators, but thousands less than his potential Democrat opponents including General Treasurer Frank T. Caprio, Attorney General Patrick C. Lynch and Providence Mayor David N. Cicilline.
Can a Republican win in 2010? Trillo says the GOP will have less to worry about by the mid-term elections when, he predicts, the country’s political mood will probably have shifted toward the center.
“Right now, it’s an uphill climb,” he said, referring to the popularity of Democrats in Rhode Island and beyond. “But two years from now, I think we will stand an excellent chance.”
I would encourage other Republicans and conservative independents — whether candidates or voters — to keep that probability in mind. The year 2010 will arrive after two more years of Democrat General Assembly mismanagement and continued economic stagnation, if not continued decline, in Rhode Island.