Nothing from Nothing Leaves Nothing
Did you hear about the controversy surrounding the Republican candidate for Lt. Governor pulling out in favor of an independent?
That’s the response I’ve gotten from an informal survey of non-political types. That about says it all, doesn’t it?
So, while in-the-know political observers (including us) continue to entertain ourselves with this tempest in a teapot regarding the GOP Lt. Governor race, regular Rhode Islanders yawn and think about the *New Fall Lineup* emerging on their TV sets.
And as we shake our heads at the opportunity the RI GOP has provided to perpetual wannabe political players Chris Young, his multi-office candidate fiance Kara Russo and (now) Keven McKenna, regular Rhode Islanders will be thinking about how they’re going to handle the logistics of getting 3 kids to 5 events on one night while Mom is working late and Dad has to fill in (uh oh!).
Come November, when the 20-25% of Rhode Islanders get around to voting, they may or may not notice that the GOP has a candidate for Lt. Governor (at least those that don’t automatically “pull” the Democratic Mastah Levah…by completing the arrow). And the 35% who always vote against the Democrat will get behind Bob Healey (or the other Bob) and the rest will vote for the status quo.
Thus, all the air, ink and pixels consumed, spilled or, um, pixelated regarding this issue over the last few days will result in….nothing. Well, at least it kept us entertained.