With a large campaign war chest, the MSM asks the question, 'Is Matt Doheny running for Congress ?'
One could surmise that's the case, but alas this political observer doesn't have to read tea leaves simply because I know he is running.
How do I know....Because he told me.
Doheny is not coy about it, and if you don't believe just ask the operatives you are likely to see him with.
His finance report lists one staffer and one consultant.
I guess I missed an opportunity over the years.
Anytime somebody came to me with questions on process or strategy, I just gave them the answer to the best of my ability.
I didn't know that in a market this small people got paid for their opinions.
My advice would be to continue to display the trappings of a campaign and do some TV to get your numbers up.
Priority number one is get this down to a two way race with Doug Hoffman and then win the primary by having the party organization on your side.
Funny thing about Will Barclay. He is in many ways a good candidate, but when you talk to GOP folks , he is all of a sudden a non-starter (or worse). And this is among people who a couple of years ago proclaimed him to be the Second Coming.
He is talked about now as yesterday's news among Watertown's political cognoscenti
Now, my advice to Doug Hoffman would be buy a house in Saranac Lake, get some coaching on speaking and television, raise money off your national persona and do an end-run around the county chairs and insiders who are likely to oppose you.
You mean there are people getting paid for this kind of off-the-cuff punditry.
This is a great country.