Forget Linda McMahon, the WWE exec with the bottomless pocketbook. Discount Rob Simmons, the former congressman who could not win re-election from the cowpastures or eastern Connecticut. The Blogster doesn’t see blue-state Connecticut buying into the GOP line of either of them in the 2010 battle for survival that’s brewing for embattled U.S. Sen. Chris Dodd, aka Doodles. But in a potentially wild move that could convert some blue into another earth tone, Green Party folks are working to persuade consumer advocate-turned-novelist Ralph Nader, who remains registered to vote in Winsted, up there where Route 8 runs out of four-lane, to launch an independent challenge, turning it into a three-way race.
The Greens will rally for Nader on Friday at 3 pm in West Hartford, where he will attend a book-signing session in the reference reading room at the Noah Webster Library, 20 South Main Street. The novel, in which famous wealthy people are rewritten into altruists who help salvage the American economy and psyche, is called ”Only the Super-Rich Can Save Us!.”
Green Party National Committee member Tim McKee said in a news release today that ” We will have home made signs urging Nader to run to win the Senate race as part of large grass roots effort that continues to grow across the state and country. If we have 100 volunteers, raise $3-5 million, and with Dodd losing in every poll, we think Nader can we win in a three way race.” Nader, 75, hasn’t yet decided one way or the other about running for the seat, but a little home state love couldn’t hurt.