Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Hackett Forced Out

Paul Hackett, a straight talking Iraqi war vet, who was planning on running for the US Senate seat of Mike DeWine (R-Oh) has announced he will not run, and may get out of politics all together.

Mr. Hackett said Senators Charles E. Schumer of New York and Harry Reid of Nevada, the same party leaders who he said persuaded him last August to enter the Senate race, had pushed him to step aside so that Representative Sherrod Brown, a longtime member of Congress, could take on Senator Mike DeWine, the Republican incumbent.

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He said he was outraged to learn that party leaders were calling his donors and asking them to stop giving and said he would not enter the Second District Congressional race.


Paul was the 'everyman' candidate that America needs, and now he is stepping aside. A very sad moment for those who want real change in how our political system is operating.

Just more evidence that while the Democrats in DC don't like the way things in DC are being run, they want to make sure that when the Republicans are tossed out, they, and not outsiders, get to take over.

And that is only slightly better than the current crop of corrupt Republicans now running our nation.


UPDATE
Lynne at Bending The Third Rail has posted the notice Paul sent his supporters.

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2 comments:

Johnny said...

This is why we need a viable 3rd party. The Repukelickins are corrupt and evil and the Dems are incompetent. Hackett is a Vet, a straight-talker, and a breath of fresh air. Too bad the air in Washington will continue to stink.

Timothy said...

I can't even begin to explain the amount of disgust I have with the Democratic Party. I live in Ohio, and I was ready to volunteer for Hackett. He could have won the election.

...and once again the Democrats snatch defeat from the jaws of Victory.

...I need another Party too.