RE: The Unthrilling Election
On Matt Allen’s show earlier this week, Justin did a good job of explaining why there doesn’t seem to be any excitement surrounding this year’s RI Governor race. Basically, Democrats are getting hammered across the rest of the nation and the energy is on the side of the Tea Party/GOPers, which leaves our oh-so-Democratic state out of the national conversation and our heavily Democratic electorate feeling justifiably uninispired.
In a state where “I know a guy” is viewed as a legitimate career path, charges of cronyism from one political scion–liberal independent Linc Chafee–against another–Democrat Frank Caprio–may seem downright befuddling. And bringing the family into the mix? “Don’t dese guys know dat everyone wants a good state job and dat youse should leave da family outta it?” Sheesh. Neither of these guys get it! It’s enough to make you wanna stay home on election day.