The Republicans have another Senate candidate. In addition to BMG regular Dan Winslow, ex-Navy SEAL and current finance guy Gabriel Gomez has thrown his proverbial hat into the ring. Here’s his largely non-embarrassing introductory video, which plays the “outsider” card:
Amusingly, Gomez has hired Lenny Alcivar to run his campaign. Veterans of the 2010 races may recall that Alcivar briefly managed Charlie Baker’s campaign for Governor, until Alcivar decided that it would be a good idea to hassle Tim Cahill’s daughters on Twitter. He was fired shortly thereafter.
I do love this bit, from Gomez’s “Why I’m Running” page:
I’m not a politician, and there will be times when folks will ask me questions about the inner working of politics that I don’t know about. I’m a quick study, I’ll figure all the political jargon out, but I’m not going to adopt it. I’m not saying governance or being a Senator is easy, nor am I saying I don’t have some things to learn – I am saying I am up to the task. And let’s look in the other direction – maybe Washington has something to learn – they clearly need some new ideas and sending career politicians would be the same old same old.
That’s laying it on a bit thick, no? Reminiscent of Phil Hartman’s “Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer” sketch from Saturday Night live:
Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I’m just a caveman…. Your world frightens and confuses me! Sometimes the honking horns of your “traffic” make me want to get out of my BMW and run off into the hills, or whatever. Sometimes when I get a message on my fax machine, I wonder, “did little demons get inside and type it?” I don’t know. My primitive mind can’t grasp these concepts. But there is one thing I do know. When a man like my client slips and falls on a sidewalk in front of a public library, then he is entitled to no less than $2 million.
To Gomez’s credit, though, at least his website has a “Why I’m Running” page, as well as a bio. Which is more than can be said for any other candidate in the race, Democratic or Republican. *sigh*