Ahhhh, political spin.
Republican Linda McMahon for months has been portraying herself as the political outsider best suited to bring a fresh perspective and common sense to Congress as Connecticut’s newest U.S. Senator.
And, despite the fact her fortune from the family professional wrestling business has bought her campaign some of the best political insiders money can buy, she is certainly a fresh face compared to Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Richard Blumenthal and former Republican Congressman Rob Simmons.
But now that McMahon defeated Simmons to win the party’s nomination at last weekend’s convention, leave it to another GOP opponent – celebrity economist Peter Schiff – to try and use her own argument against her.
Schiff is trying to petition his way onto the August primary ballot against McMahon. In a statement responding to today’s news that Simmons, who earned enough Republican delegate votes to qualify for the primary but who will not actively campaign for it, Schiff said: “There is a reason why I am the choice of Tea Party leaders, political newcomers and independents, and why Linda McMahon, the darling of the establishment, has become the ultimate insider.”
I wonder how Peter would have described the situation had he won the nomination instead of McMahon?