When I was a kid I got to go to conventions with my father: Architectural Conventions. I got lots of neat stuff like tile samples we could use in the dollhouse, and canvas bags with pictures of faucets printed on the side.
Yesterday I attended the Connecticut State Convention, where the only thing given away was a sense of dignity by Susan Bysiewicz.
Currently, her main theme is that "party insiders" shouldn't decide who the Democratic Party backs for US Senate.
Susie B. is a long term insider, and went to the insiders convention to get the votes from insiders to put her name on the ballot. If she wanted to be outside the insiders she could have by-passed the convention process and petitioned to be on the ballot, using the signatures of supporters from households, not Democratic Town Committees.
In 2010 Susan Biesiewicz ran for Governor
Then she ran for Attorney General
It pains me to have to hold back on bumper stickers that say "A Woman's Place is in the House...And the Senate....and the Oval Office." It would be a pleasant folly to imagine that gender trumps character. But this political season gives us a crop of experienced, talented, on-target men, and unfortunately has a sprinkling of less-viable female candidates.
Obviously, I am supporting Chris Murphy for US Senate.
And, No, I don't consider Linda McMayhem to be viable.