Thursday, September 17, 2009

Peter Schiff Officially Announces Run for Senate

Peter Schiff has officially announced that he will run for the United States Senate, for the seat currently held by Chris Dodd.

In a letter, Schiff writes:

Based upon the unbelievable support that I have received from 10,000 supporters... I have decided to throw my hat into the ring to challenge Chris Dodd for the honor of representing the state of Connecticut in the United States Senate...At this time last year I could not have imagined that that I would be making such an announcement today. I had never intended to become a candidate for public office. But these are extraordinary times. Our economy is falling apart in front of our eyes and Washington seems intent on making the wheels come off even faster. At a time when we desperately need adult supervision, the economically illiterate are running the show. As I love my country, it now seems clear that I must try to do something to help. The emotional and material support I have received from across the country has made the decision much easier...

So today it begins. As I'm sure you are aware, the rules in politics bear only scant resemblance to those which govern polite society. As a result, I am wading into strange waters, and I'm sure strange things will happen. But I promise to maintain my composure and give it my best shot. Based on the support that I have received thus far, I fully expect to be facing down Chris Dodd in the general election just 14 months from now.

He officially announced his candidacy, today, on MSNBC's Morning Joe show.


  1. A sad day. I can only hope he comes to his senses and drops out or losses the race and returns to productive activity. Otherwise he may end up like Ron Paul who occasionally provides uplifting rhetoric but whose actions are quite besides the point, and sometimes even counter-productive.

  2. I think Schiff is different than Ron Paul. I appreciate want Paul is doing by getting the word out on librty, but Peter is tougher.

    Peter Schiff in Congress would be awesome.