Saturday, July 15, 2006

So long, Ken Camera

Republican Ken Camera may not have stood a snowball's chance in hell of getting the Republican nomination for Congress in New York's 24th congressional district, but he never quit until he actually, literally did not have any other choice. As predicted, Ken Camera could not get the necessary number of signatures to get himself a place on the Republican ballot.

Camera blames the petition drive failure on his late start. That might have played a small part in the trouble, but the real barrier Camera faced is that he was running a progressive campaign in the Republican Party. That's a load of fun, I'll bet, but it's doomed to failure.

Thanks for running anyway, Ken. You made the race more fun at times. Ray Meier, who plays the standard Republican blowhard, is not half as interesting to watch. His craven politics come in a form about as stimulating as cold, gray oatmeal with no sugar.

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