Democratic Senator Gary LeBeau is launching his exploratory committee for governor tomorrow at Goodwin College in his native East Hartford. The story on CapitolWatch contains all the important biographical details, but also contains some quotes that seem revelatory:
“Jodi Rell is a very, very kind, nice and generous woman. I like her very much. I just don’t think she’s a good governor. She’s got PSAs [public service announcements on television] all over the place from kids falling out of windows to smoking. It’s all motherhood and apple pie. When there’s tragedy, she appears. It’s much like Bill Clinton. She feels people’s pain.”
The article goes on to quote him talking about how much he likes her. Jodi Rell is certainly a very likable politician; I can’t help but think, though, that if he wants to compete with Malloy, Bysiewicz, et al., he’s going to have to settle on a message that isn’t all about how awesome Governor Rell is. My thought. Your thoughts?