February 9, 2009

Our next governor?

With Attorney General Richard Blumenthal once again out of the running, who should be governor next?
Should Jodi Rell run again? Would she win?
If not Rell, who should the GOP put at the top of the ticket?
And on the Democratic side, there are so many possibilities, from Jim Amman to Gary Lebeau to Susan Byszwiecz to Bill Curry to Dan Malloy to ... It's just too long a list.
After almost two decades without a Democrat in the governor's mansion, despite the heavy Democratic advantage in registration in Connecticut, is the party finally going to get its act together?
Who should the next governor be and why?Anybody who should be ruled out?
And, to give this a Bristol twist, is there anybody here who has it what it takes to rule this great state? If you look through the list of politicians who have served Connecticut since the state's beginnings, you'll find that Bristol has rarely produced the sorts of politicians who rise to great heights.
Unless I've missed somebody, the highest-ranking Bristol politician ever is former U.S. Rep. Bernard Grabowski, a local lawyer who's still in practice. He served a couple of terms in Congress back in the 1960s.
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17 comments:

cseguin said...

I always assumed Blumenthal would end up as a federal judge at some point, with his background (AG, Supreme Court clerk, etc.). The more I read, though, the less it seems like a possibility.

I'm not sure who should or shouldn't run, but with all the budget discussions, it should be a very interesting election.

Anonymous said...

Bill Hamzy?

Anonymous said...

Hamzy's the only one in Bristol politics who could move up the ladder. He's a former state Republican chairman and, more important, he's smart and nice.
Among the Democrats, there's nobody local. Nobody.

Anonymous said...

"Smart and nice"? True, but what's up with his "English as the Official Language" bill? Will it be a crime to speak Spanish in public? Will Bristol have to cancel its Chinese language instruction?

Anonymous said...

I find it difficult to understand how bloominstall keeps getting re-elected . He has done soooooo much damage to industry and progress in this state , I should think that he would have been run out of the state by now .

btw .... I can only hope that rell is willing to put up with the democrats for yet antother term .

Anonymous said...

Oh please, take Bill Curry off the list. How many times can a politician regurgitate himself?

Anonymous said...

Except nobody outside of Plymouth and Bristol cares that Hamzy helped win a basketball game once.

Nostradomus said...

After Ken Johnson serves two terms as Bristol's mayor, he will be ready to move up to Governor.

Anonymous said...

KRAWIECKI FOR GOVERNOR!

Anonymous said...

Nostradomus,

That's a dire prediction indeed.

Anonymous said...

7:38

Well he has to go somewhere, doesn't he?

Anonymous said...

Hamzy for Governor!!!

Anonymous said...

From her approval rating it seems most people are happy with Rell. Let's hope she decides to run again. She will be tough to beat.

Tim Gamache said...

Maybe myself? Let the games begin!LOL!

Anonymous said...

Have we forgotten Art Mocabee?

Won't he be THE determining factor in thee coming elections?

Anonymous said...

Art?

Anonymous said...

Yes, Art, along with his buddy Gary.

And when Johnson gets in, you will wish you had been nicer to Art and Gary.