Roll Call (subscription required, unfortunately) has a scathing piece about reporter Stu Rothenberg’s meeting with potential U.S. Senate candidate Peter Schiff in today’s edition:
But rarely do I have a meeting like the one that I had recently with Peter Schiff, the well-known investment guru who takes credit for predicting the bankruptcies of the auto companies, the problems of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the housing bubble and the recession (which he says actually is a depression — and will get worse). If you are looking for modesty or humility, you’ll need to look elsewhere.
And Rothenberg’s bottom line assessment of Mr. Schiff’s quality as a candidate?
Schiff may or may not be right about what ails America. That’s not the issue. But I saw no evidence that he understands how to talk to voters who have the kinds of problems that average Americans in Connecticut face each and every day, no evidence that he’d be effective in the Senate and no evidence that he has even the vaguest idea how to put together a campaign.
Not exactly a ringing endorsement.
Source: Rothenberg, Stu “A Candidate Meeting That I’ll Never Forget – Even if I’d Like to” Roll Call, June 15, 2009, Retrieved at http://www.rollcall.com/issues/54_145/rothenberg/35804-1.html (subscription required) on June 15, 2009.