Politics The Dino Rossi Strategy
At his blog, West Sound Politics, Lary Coppola, editor and publisher of the Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal, explains why McGavick is going to beat Cantwell in November.
Here’s the money graph:
McGavick hasn’t really taken any positions on anything controversial or of any real substance. His strategy is extremely smart. The bottom line is this: Given the time until the election, McGavick’s poll numbers, his ability to avoid being pinned down on the issues, his ability to raise serious money, and most of all, his reasonable, likable demeanor — especially when contrasted to Cantwell — if this guy can meet and talk to enough moderate and/or conservative Democrats, he can win.
Call it the Dino Rossi strategy. And, I agree, it could work.
P.s. I’m still waiting to hear back from the McGavick campaign to find out what McGavick’s position on net neutrality is. I gotta say, it’s a little startling that when I called McGavick’s campaign this morning, they weren’t prepared to talk about the issue yet. This is a major issue in the techie Puget Sound, with two of our Fortune 500 companies (Amazon and Microsoft) and one of our delegation (Rep. Jay Inslee), taking a leadership role on it. If he wants to replace an incumbent senator like Cantwell, who has a reputation for being plugged in on techie issues, he better start doing his homework.