Let me stick up for Bill Owens on one issue.
I heard another GOP radio spot today making fun of Mr. Owens occupation....He is a lawyer. Republicans seem to take offense Bill-O makes $750K a year as a partner in his Plattsburgh firm. A firm founded by longtime GOP Senator Ron Stafford.
Being a lawyer may imply swarminess, but it also implies education and an acumen for language and issues.
I don't think it means he should be Congressman because he is a lawyer....But it doesn't mean he shouldn't either.
And why is the GOP ridiculing success ? Bill Owens makes a lot of $$$ in his field. Republicans are supposed to celebrate success and the accumulation of wealth.
If you want to make the argument his wealth makes him out of touch....fine....but that's a tough argument for the GOP.
Of course, the Owens spots making fun of the business success of Doug Hoffman are just as silly as the GOP spots. Why is it OK for Bill-O to be successful in his field, but not OK for Hoffman ?.
In any event, we should want people capable of success....So to both parties.....
Get over it !