To this day, Matt Doheny attributes his narrow loss two years ago to Bill Owens on the impact of Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman....This year Mr. Doheny is hoping Green Party candidate Donald Hassig will be Rep. Owen's version of Doug Hoffman.
The eclectic Green Party voter is not necessarily a person secretly wanting to vote Democrat but is lured away by the social justice and progressive economic policies of the Greens.
People who vote for a Donald Hassig are in some ways just contrarians to who neither Owens or Doheny could ever lay claim to.
But the fact is Team Doheny is hoping some of the "free stuff" crowd they feel usually votes Democratic will migrate to Line F on the ballot.
Our own little on-line poll has Mr. Hassig at 5%, more than enough to make a difference in a really close race.
Of course the MSM is committed to two party politics and will not cover Mr. Hassig...Plus he does things like dance in the lobby of public buildings, leading to the conclusion he is nuts.
But when you vote Green, its not for a person, its for a concept. Time will tell on this one.