I'm getting kind of tired of this silliness.
The worst thing that happened to me in the last couple of years (other than Joe Lieberman's stubborn daily insistence on breathing) is for Jimmy Amann to have announced his retirement from the General Assembly at the end of his term.
Which leaves a sizable void in the political landscape of the 118th district, which occupies about 1/3 of Milford, specifically the center-to-western area.
Which is where I live.
And people apparently know that. Which begs the question:
Why do people keep bothering me to run for this seat?
I mean, get real, friends!
I can think of dozens of good reasons to not run, and not a single one why I should!
Well, OK; maybe having a progressive voice in the GA might be a good thing. I think I qualify as a "progressive". Whatever that is. I like progress, and I have a loud voice. That's gotta be "progressive". Somebody define it for me. I'm kinda lazy. So I don't wanna look it up.
I'll admit it would be a fun campaign. How can't it be? I'd insist on being placed on the ballot as "Connecticut Bob". In fact, I might go as far as legally changing my name so it'll appear that way. Or at least "Bob".
Who wouldn't want to vote for some character listed on the ballot as "Connecticut Bob"?
But the reality is there are literally dozens of people in my district better suited at being a rep than me.
Yes, but there are also hundreds who would be much worse at it than me.
All sorts of people tend to run for all sorts of reasons.
But let's try to find just ONE of the good ones to run!