Malloy Running for only One Office in 2009

We won’t see a repeat of 2005 in Stamford this year. Dan Malloy told Face the State today that he would run for either mayor or governor only, and not both at once.

Malloy, and every Democratic gubernatorial contender who isn’t Jim Amann, is waiting for Richard Blumenthal to announce his intentions before announcing theirs.
Soon. Maybe.

I’ll post a link to video when it goes up.

Update: Video here.

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21 responses to “Malloy Running for only One Office in 2009

  1. AndersonScooper

    Little Dick will never make up his mind.

    Really, what is he waiting for? The hope that Chris Dodd will give him his Senate seat?

    If Blummie would run for Governor, I’d get behind him. But this whole, “to run or not to run…” crap is beyond old.

  2. “If Blummie would run for Governor, I’d get behind him. But this whole, “to run or not to run…” crap is beyond old.”

    OK AS I’ll bite, exactly why would you get behind Blummie if he ran for governor? Unless you would actually enjoy seeing him on TV six or more times each night, instead of the current three or more times.

    Myself, I just don’t see him wanting to be governor. There is just too much actual accountability involved for the extra TV time………Nah, the senate is perfect for him……….He can pontificate on any subject he chooses, get as much TV time as he could possibly want, and no one would have any idea what he has actually accomplished……… It’s so perfect it’s almost as if they designed the senate for guys just like him.

  3. AndersonScooper

    Al, Blummie might actually get elected!

    Look, the whole divided government hasn’t worked so well over the past fifteen years. Basically we’ve ended up with is a weak governor, and a Statehouse that knows little accountability.

    What I’d like to see tried is a strong Democratic governor, who the Statehouse would actually have to answer to.

    Maybe if the buck stopped at the top, we’d get some accountability, and some progress. (right now we have neither…)

  4. Definitely a smart move by Malloy. He has a much better shot at whichever office he ends up running for. Stamford voters would be understandably hesitant to support someone who is openly trying to leave the job in a year. Also, he can put the energy it takes into running for governor. I really believe this is the candidate who can beat Rell and help turn Connecticut around.

    What I don’t understand is why Malloy (along with Blumenthal, Wyman, Bysiewicz, Williams, and everyone else who has even spoken the word “governor” over the course of their lives) isn’t screaming about Amann and Donovan putting the cronyism of the Bush administration to shame.

  5. What I don’t understand is why Malloy (along with Blumenthal, Wyman, Bysiewicz, Williams, and everyone else who has even spoken the word “governor” over the course of their lives) isn’t screaming about Amann and Donovan putting the cronyism of the Bush administration to shame.

    I’m just guessing here, but I’d bet its because this move makes it clear that he isn’t actually running. That or the rumor about the deal being made for him to run for comptroller is true.

  6. Maybe if the buck stopped at the top, we’d get some accountability, and some progress. (right now we have neither…)

    Which is exactly why I don’t believe Bloomie wants to be Governor.

  7. What I’d like to see tried is a strong Democratic governor, who the Statehouse would actually have to answer to.

    Yeah… because THAT would help us get our spending under control.

  8. AS,

    I certainly agree that enough voters in this state have been seduced by the nightly bombardment of TV time Bloomie gets for himself, which IMO is nothing less than free media campaign time for him, to elect him to either the governor’s office, or a senate office. I just think he would not want the responsibility, because of the clear accountability that comes with the governors office, when he could enjoy the good life pontificating as a senator.

    Just to digress for a moment here ……. Just wondering if all the senators who took most of the last two years off running for President were actually in Washington doing the job they were elected to do could some of them done something to help prevent the economy from falling off the cliff? Sorry as I said, I digressed……. Anyway:

    I really wish there was something like a ” Bloomie chip” that could be programmed to let the TV go blank, or maybe switch to say, the Cooking Channel, or even the HSN channel every time Bloomie’s face shows up each night. I mean even Giada De Laurentiis is easier to take than Bloomie. Maybe I should reconsider the HSN idea however. I could see with the TV switching there each night during prime time, my wife easily getting addicted.

    As to your comment suggesting that electing a stronger Democratic governor to force some accountability in the LOB, I must say I could not disagree with you more.

    The biggest problem facing this state over the next two years is not who’s in the governor’s mansion. It’s Chris Donovan…….. When you Democrats clean up that problem is when I’ll consider a Democrat for governor.

    I might add the current crop of names that Jim mentions in his post #5 here are all the same to me. They are all with the exception of Malloy part of the problem, not part of a solution. Now if they (including Malloy) as Jim suggests clearly take Donovan and Amann to task for their disgraceful slap in the face to all of us in the state then maybe I’ll start to listen. Until then their silence on this matter is deafening, and tells me all I need to know.

    No thanks AS as long as Donovan is in power, no way could this state survive with a Democrat as governor.

  9. Maybe if the buck stopped at the top, we’d get some accountability, and some progress. (right now we have neither…)

    Well now matey, that is the problem. With a $6 billion deficit in tow, some there be who thing the buck should stay in people’s wallets; then they could spend their way out of Depression II. Why tax Main Street if the object is to supply Main Street with money first collected by ye’pirates in Washington. Why shopuld the dollar make the trip to DC to be returned to us as 50 cents.? Right matey? Join the revolution. Hang’em from the main mast is what we revolutionists say.

  10. Just to digress for a moment here ……. Just wondering if all the senators who took most of the last two years off running for President were actually in Washington doing the job they were elected to do could some of them done something to help prevent the economy from falling off the cliff? Sorry as I said, I digressed……. Anyway:</blockquote
    That wouldn’t include the Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, would it?

  11. Just to digress for a moment here ……. Just wondering if all the senators who took most of the last two years off running for President were actually in Washington doing the job they were elected to do could some of them done something to help prevent the economy from falling off the cliff? Sorry as I said, I digressed……. Anyway:</blockquoteThat wouldn’t include the Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, would it?

    Some thing got screwed up but hopefully everyone understood.

  12. I’m just guessing here, but I’d bet its because this move makes it clear that he isn’t actually running. That or the rumor about the deal being made for him to run for comptroller is true.

    Possibly, but Democrats are not in the habit of criticizing one another.
    I also think it’s one reason they have done poorly in the Governor’s races. Most people in this state understand that the Legislature is part of the problem and can’t be allowed to run wild. I think the majority of voters are looking for an excecutive that will be check, not a co-conspirator.

  13. I really wish there was something like a ” Bloomie chip” that could be programmed to let the TV go blank, or maybe switch to say, the Cooking Channel, or even the HSN channel every time Bloomie’s face shows up each night. I mean even Giada De Laurentiis is easier to take than Bloomie.

    Graph of the year award right there!

  14. Just wondering if all the senators who took most of the last two years off running for President were actually in Washington doing the job they were elected to do could some of them done something to help prevent the economy from falling off the cliff?

    I’d have been happy if they had merely not been pushing so hard.

  15. BruceDRubenstein9

    there are alot of us that believe Malloy hasnt fixed his labor or liberal problem yet and want to know if he has..

  16. there are alot of us that believe Malloy hasnt fixed his labor or liberal problem yet and want to know if he has..

    It’s a good question. Given the choice between him and Blumenthal, though, or between him and Jim Amann, who will labor/liberals support?

  17. I should point out that a liberal coalition has won the last two Democratic primaries (Lamont/DeStefano and Obama) in Connecticut, so Bruce’s question is very relevant.

  18. I should point out that a liberal coalition has won the last two Democratic primaries (Lamont/DeStefano and Obama) in Connecticut, so Bruce’s question is very relevant.

    I wonder if that is the reason why we have a McCain-backer in the senate, and a do-nothing grandma in the state house?

    Malloy should hammer the degenerates in his party and then go out and win an election. He’s the only Dem who can.

  19. Possibly, but Democrats are not in the habit of criticizing one another.

    No doubt, but perhaps the simplest explanation is the best. If ever the erstwhile Speaker had a shot, he doesn’t any longer. Everybody knows this. So why comment on the obvious?

    What is truly inexplicable is how our new Speaker, nobody’s fool, could have overreached so egregiously. It’s astonishing.

  20. What is truly inexplicable is how our new Speaker, nobody’s fool, could have overreached so egregiously. It’s astonishing.

    Nobody’s Fool?

    Could of fooled us!

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