Mimsy Were the Borogoves

Editorials: Where I rant to the wall about politics. And sometimes the wall rants back.

Follow the Other McCain for excitement in New York!

Jerry Stratton, October 31, 2009

It’s hard not to be excited watching the House race in New York 23. Just the idea of both Republicans and Democrats getting a wake-up call is thrilling. Also, Hoffman looks a lot like a guy I went to college with and not at all like a guy I’d expect to take on two career politicians. To run a race as a third-party candidate against two entrenched major parties? It’s amazing, but what’s more amazing is that he’s running neck-and-neck to win.

If you want to keep up-to-date on the campaign, The Other McCain is the place to do it. He’s traveled there twice during the campaign on reader donations, and is using his experience both in Washington and as a grass-roots blogger to report and hypothesize on the candidates and players in this election.

Just as I write this, the news comes down that the Republican candidate has dropped out, making this a race between a third party candidate and one major party. Can Doug “David” Houghman succeed against the Democratic Goliath?

In response to Voting for Nobody in New York: The Republican Party and Doug Hoffman is providing social conservatives with the perfect opportunity to vote for Nobody in New York’s 23rd district.