Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Is a Sound Economist a Possibility in the Forseeable Future for the Senate?

Lew Rockwell writes:

The latest poll shows “political unknown” (though actual man of substance) Peter Schiff almost tied with long-term, corrupt senator and hollow man Chris Dodd. And the poll does not take into account the national fundraising ability of Schiff among smaller donors, and his national volunteer-attracting capability. Dodd is supported only by rich people on the federal dole, and paid campaign workers.

1 comment:

  1. Wenzel,

    It's funny... LRC and Mises folk have no kind words for two-party politics and the political system of this country in general. In fact, I remember numerous occassions when Lew himself, as well as other LRC big-wigs, shouted down political polling as unreliable and non-indicative of anything meaningful and that it is worthless for prediction-making in the political arena.

    But apparently all kinds of exceptions and excitement can be made for "our man inside."

    First it was RP-hysterics, now it will be Schiff-hysterics.

    Schiff's a good guy, and a smart guy, but at the end of the day he's a salesman and he'll sell out any number of ways should he make it into the Senate. That's my guess.

    Also, his father's incarceration will definitely be an obstacle for him and I bet will be used as a claw in his back on a number of occassions.