Remember that story about the fellow moving rocks from one side of the yard to the other? Never able to stop because it was just never satisfactory placement? He sure stayed busy though. Well, that is the failed candidate for Congress, Ben Emery. He ran as a independent apparently, (registered as "other", wow!) and he was trounced quite handily in the 4th Congressional District race. Even a carpetbagger democrat from Florida trounced him. But hey, try try again. He seems to have found a home on the leftwingnut blogs of our county and after reading his views, he really should start telling the truth about his political persuasion.
After having won some and lost some in the political world, I can understand why Ben Emery is so frustrated. He is a loser and will always be a loser unless he gets on board a political party of relevance. He should choose the party that he seems to feel at home with. The liberal democrats. I can understand people like Ben not wanting to try and get involved in a party that might have a chance at victory. By staying in a irrelevant party, or non-aligned, he can take pot shots at the big boys and girls and complain (as he does continuously) that the world is so unfair. Those mean ol' major parties are just unwilling to listen to a 2 or 3 percenter and that makes him angry.
Get used to it, move those rocks back and forth, never take responsibility for victory and you can blog on the liberals blogs and whine and complain. Someday, maybe before you croak, you might experience a victory in politics (it is a great feeling). If you do, the whining has to stop and the leadership and legislation has to begin. Oh, that's not what you want is it?
Updated, here is a comment by this fellow which shows how he thinks. Totally unqualified for public office in my view. Also, you can perhaps better understand why I could care less about playing nice with this ilk.
"I have called them both out on it on their blogs, and had a heated but non-personal attack dialogue with them. Todd usually chimes in and I have little respect for his opinions and he is one of the few people that I can be rude without feeling bad about it."