On the Road with Merrick

Democrat Merrick Alpert is challenging heavyweight Senator Chris Dodd in the Democratic primary.

Capitol Watch has more on Mr. Alpert, with a quote from Democratic insider Jonathan Pelto:

Always eager and ambitious, everyone who has ever worked with Merrick knows that he’s always wanted to run for political office. Hopefully, he’ll reconsider this strange decision and focus instead on getting his political career underway by running for a position that he is more qualified for like state representative or state senator.”

Ouch.

Advertisements

19 responses to “On the Road with Merrick

  1. TheRealNixon

    Alpert has more experience than Ned Lamont had in working in government and will be a nice contrasting image to the glitzy DC look of Dodd

  2. How can anyone who took Lamont seriously give this guy a hard time. As the above commenter stated– he probably has more political and legal experience than Lamont. Good for him. He’s got a supporter right here!

  3. AndersonScooper

    If the establishment bothers to try and drum Merrick Alpert out of this race, (as they did with Ned Lamont), it only means they are scared of him and the damage he might do.

    Me, I’ve never seen the value in heavy-handedness. Sure, it sends a “you better stay in line” message to political cronies, but to more independent-minded voters it’s a real turn-off. What’s wrong with democracy and giving voters a choice?

    Good luck to Mr. Alpert, and please keep it on the positive. (the negative case against Dodd is already being made by Rob Simmons — the guy with no agenda but to stop Obama.)

  4. TheRealNixon

    How can anyone who took Lamont seriously give this guy a hard time. As the above commenter stated– he probably has more political and legal experience than Lamont. Good for him. He’s got a supporter right here!

    Yes, this is very very true. For all of those who decided to throw Lieberman under the bus for not being Democrat enough even though he votes with the party more than 90% of the time it’s funny that Jonathan Pelto tries to diminish Alpert. Furthermore, Dodd is just as corrupt if not more so than his late father so it only makes sense that Dems. would want to challenge Dodd. I say the more the merrier. Dodd doesn’t own his seat, the PEOPLE of Connecticut do and he SHOULD have to defend it hard both from the Dems. and the GOP.

  5. Good luck to Mr. Alpert, and please keep it on the positive. (the negative case against Dodd is already being made by Rob Simmons — the guy with no agenda but to stop Obama.)

    Don’t fool yourself. The negative case against Dodd is already being made by Dodd himself.

  6. AndersonScooper

    PS– I think Mr. Alpert is on a fool’s errand. If he does gain enough traction to where he might possibly beat Dodd, the Senator would drop out, opening the door for Dick Blumenthal.

    PSS- Did folks notice that Alpert also worked for that nefarious outfit Day, Pitney llp.

  7. TheRealNixon

    Rob Simmons is not running a negative campaign he is pointing out to voters why Dodd has been wrong for Connecticut. And the above commentator makes the point that “the negative case against Dodd is already being made by Dodd himself.”

    Very well said Jack Dobb

  8. AndersonScooper

    Mind telling us what Simmons’ positive agenda is?

    Rob already said he would not have voted for Obama’s stimulus package.

    In what areas would he separate himself from Mitch McConnell’s Senate Republicans, and actually support President Obama and the Democratic agenda?

  9. TheRealNixon

    In what areas would he separate himself from Mitch McConnell’s Senate Republicans, and actually support President Obama and the Democratic agenda?

    The race won’t be decided about Mitch McConnell and it won’t be decided by negativity.

    Simmons will run as what is best for Connecticut not what is best for the GOP or the Democrats. This was a staple of his terms in Congress and it was National Journal that dubbed Simmons as one of the most “independent” members of Congress.

    Never has Simmons been one to simply toe the party line, rather he will work for us again not the special interests which is what Dodd has been doing.

  10. Watched the video; visited his website and I have one question.

    That guy’s a Democrat???

  11. Rob already said he would not have voted for Obama’s stimulus package.

    That’s because it’s a terrible bill. Obama’s plans will stifle growth and kill charitable giving, and won’t stimulate anything. Dodd is all aboard the Obama Express.

    Mind telling us what Simmons’ positive agenda is?

    Mind telling us why Dodd deserves to return to the Senate after all he’s done to the banking and credit industries in this country? Mind telling us how Day Pitney is “nefarious”? They’re committed to a wide variety of pro bono and diversity initiatives. Are you a racist, Ed? Do you hate women, children and veterans, too?

  12. “I think Mr. Alpert is on a fool’s errand. If he does gain enough traction to where he might possibly beat Dodd, the Senator would drop out, opening the door for Dick Blumenthal.”

    This Dick Blumenthal —
    http://donpesci.blogspot.com/2009/05/blumenthal-sued-in-maine-court.html

  13. AndersonScooper

    Hey Dobbsy, with Day, Pitney now having strings to not one, but two candidates for Connecticut’s U.S. Senate seat, — don’t you think we deserve to learn much more about their syndicate?

    Maybe it’s not as bad as I think it is, (working to put loopholes in legislation, than helping clients around them), but your side of the aisle has made a big deal about Senator Dodd’s relationships, even attacking Mrs. Dodd for hers!

    So yeah, I want to know a lot more about the Day Pitney outfit, and particularly I’d like to see Sam Caligiuri’s client list. Who’s been paying him how much, to do exactly what?

    You are in favor of a little sunshine, aren’t you Dobbsy?

  14. AndersonScooper

    Simmons will run as what is best for Connecticut not what is best for the GOP or the Democrats. This was a staple of his terms in Congress and it was National Journal that dubbed Simmons as one of the most “independent” members of Congress.

    Never has Simmons been one to simply toe the party line, rather he will work for us again not the special interests which is what Dodd has been doing.

    Okay Mr. Nixon. Again, please tell me in what ways Simmons would part with the Senate GOP in favor of Obama’s agenda?

    Right now all I hear is chirping crickets….

  15. In what areas would he separate himself from Mitch McConnell’s Senate Republicans, and actually support President Obama and the Democratic agenda?

    I realize this is Connecticut but not everybody is as excited with Obama and the Democrats agenda as some here might be.

  16. “I think Mr. Alpert is on a fool’s errand. If he does gain enough traction to where he might possibly beat Dodd, the Senator would drop out, opening the door for Dick Blumenthal.”

    Perhaps, but I give Alpert a lot of credit for taking a stand. Blumenthal and others should have shown Dodd the door but either lack the courage or integrity. They should take some notes from Alpert.

  17. . Blumenthal and others should have shown Dodd the door but either lack the courage or integrity.

    The correct answer is:

    C: Both of of the above.

  18. AndersonScooper

    I realize this is Connecticut but not everybody is as excited with Obama and the Democrats agenda as some here might be.

    Right pufnstuf, Connecticut can’t wait until Republicans are back in charge?!?

  19. Okay Mr. Nixon. Again, please tell me in what ways Simmons would part with the Senate GOP in favor of Obama’s agenda?

    I hope he’d agree with Obama’s decision to keep Guantanamo open. Good call, Mr. President.

    You are in favor of a little sunshine, aren’t you Dobbsy?

    Did you say whether you’re a racist? I mean, anyone who attended a Tea Party is a racist to you, so… since you’re calling Day Pitney “nefarious,” apparently you don’t like companies that donate thousands of dollars in kind to minority causes. By your own logic, doesn’t that make you a racist?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s