His methods are maddening and his wit is warped. But, Monmouth GOP Chairman Adam Puharic was right about the need for another candidate to enter the race for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate.
As Eric Sedler at Red Jersey points out, Joe Pennacchio's Nationalist Agenda gives Frank Lautenberg more than enough material to destroy Pennacchio with in the general election. Pennacchio could counter with "Yeah, I wrote those things, but Lautenberg said he would bring home tax dollars and he didn't." That won't play. I can envision a Lautenberg ad depicting homeless internment camps that will scare the bejesus out of voters during a tanking economy.
Murray Sabrin's message is Ron Paul's message. I like it, as I think most conservatives probably do, except for foreign policy. He is too extreme to be a factor in the general election. I gave Sabrin money in January because I thought his message was important. I am disappointed that he has gotten more attention by calling for the resignations of other Republicans than he has in spreading his small government message. I won't be giving him any more money. I'm afraid he might call on John McCain to withdraw from the Presidential race and resign his U.S. Senate seat.
NJGOP Chair Tom Wilson needs to get someone to step up and take one for the team. Joe Kyrillos, Kip Bateman, Bill Baroni, Doug Forrester, John Murphy, Bret Schundler, Steve Forbes, Kate Whitman, Tom Kean Sr., and Tom Kean Jr. are a few names that come to mind.
McCain has a shot to win New Jersey, especially if Obama is the Democratic nominee for President. Extreme weakness in the Senate slot will hurt those chances. We can't have a nut like Sabrin, or a former nut like Pennacchio, as the Senate candidate.
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