Howard Fineman: Hey, you folks in Connecticut are too smart to elect McMahon, well except Waterbury

I am not really sure why Fineman and Todd think this to be true … that Connecticut is too sophisticated to elect a successful business woman … but then … maybe you agree? Well except you folks in Waterbury. Heh.

From last night’s Hardball. The context of the story is the electability of wrestling Queen, Linda McMahon and whether she can spend her way into office, not like everyone doesn’t spend their way into office. As Fineman says, in elections like this one, “all kinds of creatures wash up on the shore.”But the idea that Connecticut is way too educated? Make sure you stay all the way to the end for the Waterbury line. Too much.


Why is it always about wrestling with the left? Is that all they have?

20 replies
  1. winnie888
    winnie888 says:

    Wow…they are gonna keep beating that wrestling drum to death, aren't they?  Not one mention of her being a successful business woman, but she's equated with a "creature" washing up on the shore?  Think there's a little bit of contempt there….

    • Dimsdale
      Dimsdale says:

      This genius eve tried to inject race into the Massachusetts special election to replace Ted Kennedy (from an infamous Olbermann interview):


      "Maybe not in Massachusetts, but maybe in some places, there are codes, there are images, ah, you know, there are pickup trucks, uh, you could say there was a racial aspect to it one way or another."

  2. GdavidH
    GdavidH says:

    I hope the Ct. voters are smart enough to vote AGAINST Blumenthal

    I told my wife the other day, after she said she couldn't vote for McMahon and would vote Bloomy, that I would vote for serial killer or a vegetable if they promised to oppose Obama. I am not from Waterbury but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express once

  3. chris-os
    chris-os says:

    Here is why Fineman is correct about the sophistication and intelligence of CT voters. Most repubs did NOY vote for her in the primary. Simmons got 28% of the vote (HE DID NOT EVEN CAMPAIGN). tea party candidate Schiff got 23%-that's 51% McMahon got 49%.

    Blumenthal has a 10 point lead in the polls without spending any  money on radio and TV (she spent $21 million)!

    • GdavidH
      GdavidH says:

      This is Connecticut still. Should not Mr. Blumenthal be up by 25 or 30 percent? Is not the Dodd seat almost as sacred as the Ted Kennedy seat WAS?

      All together now….I'm Linda McMahon…and I drive a wrestling empire.

  4. scottm
    scottm says:

    Mcmahon's "success" had a lot more to do with the growth of cable and direct tv.  As much as I hate to say this, her idiot husband Vince may have also played a role but she has kept him hidden, maybe she's afraid he will go into a roid rage and threaten people like he did to Bob Costas. 

  5. TomL
    TomL says:

    Who watches Hardball anyways? As for Fineman he's with Newweek which is such a valuable magazine that it was just sold for $1.00 yep for the price of a McDouble you could have bought Newsweek 

  6. scottm
    scottm says:

    Lets see, Rob Simmons former congressman who lead the fight to keep the sub base open, served in Vietnam and earned 2 bronze stars, 10 years with the CIA including 5 years in east asia where he learned to speak fluent Chinese, masters degree in public administration from harvard, taught courses at Yale and Uconn, military intelligence officer.  Then you have Linda Mcmahon who takes 100 percent of the credit for re-building a bankrupt "business" which made her rich enough to live in New York suburb Greenwich, and a bachelors degree in French.  The people of Connecticut chose her over Rob Simmons, brilliant move.

    • NH-Jim
      NH-Jim says:

      One other thing: I do like Rob Simmons.

      But back to McMahon and Republicans poor choice in her.

      I recall a couple of years ago a choice between two fine gentlemen.

      One, a son and grandson of two 4-star Admirals; a fighter pilot himself, shot down in Vietnam barely alive only to suffer torture for 6 years refusing to be released before any of his fellow prisoners; later serves two terms as a congressman and 24 years as a senator fighting pork barrel spending all the while.

      The other, a community organizer.

      • scottm
        scottm says:

        Yes and the republicans nominated a man who joined the National Guard to stay out of Vietnam over this fine American.  I liked McCain in 2000 and would have voted for him then but by 2008 he lost a few steps and seems even more confused now.

  7. rickyrock
    rickyrock says:

    First of all it's not the governments job to create jobs…………….just stop this idiotic spending…and much if not a good percentage of our problems will go away……….McMahons message is banal………lower taxes,spend more to create jobs….kiss the business mans' but ….Wow that's brilliant.guess what ???the more you give business the more they will give it back …sure ..They are screwing their employees while they sit with their cash and bonuses .When will you people realize that.??

    • Dimsdale
      Dimsdale says:

      I would rather be screwed by a lousy job (that I can leave if I choose) than screwed by a lousy handout that does little but redistribute income.


      As for the banality of McMahon's message, how banal is the message of the Democrats, i.e. tax and spend?  Or is it spend and tax now?

    • TomL
      TomL says:

      what's the matter with people making money. Its called risk and reward. you take a risk by putting up your assett and you risk losing your asset or make money. Capitalism


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