U.S. Rep. Rob Simmons, who has been in, then out, then in, then out, then in, then out, then in the current GOP primary for U.S. Senate, just announced, on top of today’s news that he will participate in a debate and is launching a television advertisement, that he has also selected this campaign theme song.
Katy Perry’s hot right now, so that should at least secure Simmons some of the youth vote, even if he isn’t quite sure what a California Gurl or a Snoop Dog is.
Obviously kidding. But I’m certain GOP nominee Linda McMahon’s camp will get a kick out of my theme song suggestion considering the statement they just issued about today’s news regarding Simmons:
West Hartford, Conn., July 21, 2010 – Linda McMahon for Senate 2010 spokesman Ed Patru today issued the following statement in response to Rob Simmons’ partly re-activated yet still semi-curtailed campaign:
“For eight months, Rob Simmons promised Connecticut Republicans that he would not primary if he lost the convention. He lost the convention, then immediately announced he would primary. Hours later, he dismissed his staff and announced he wouldn’t primary. Over the past two months, he’s been engaged in a very strange and erratic effort to reconcile his promise not to run with his desire to return to Washington. Today, we are as confused as everyone else.
“Rob Simmons has said many times he’s a man of his word, and we take him at his word. Should he decide to officially un-curtail his campaign, we’re prepared for that, as we have been since September 2009.
“Until that happens, following Rob Simmons’ on-again, off-again campaign is a little like trying to keep up with an Abbott and Costello routine… Who’s on first?”