Posted on | March 2, 2013 | 25 Comments
The bad news is that, according to this, it does not appear that Sean Bielat is running for the June 25 special election for the Senate seat vacated by “Medal Chuckin'” John Kerry, who at least can differentiate between a yacht and an Olds Delmont 88, whether or not it takes considerable public support for him to figure out where to moor said yacht. So we’ve got that goin’ for us in our top diplomat over at the State Department.
The good news is that:
A former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez has gotten enough signatures of registered voters to compete in the upcoming Massachusetts Senate election
It gets better (emphasis mine):
The primary will be held on April 30. A special election is scheduled for June 25.
Gomez, who has never held elective office, positioned himself as an outsider, pointing to “a lot of unproductive noise and bickering” in Washington.
“I’m running because I refuse to be cynical about America or America’s future. Certainly people will say, ‘This can’t be fixed,'” Gomez said. “But sending career politicians to do the job would be the same old, same old. Our country is better than its politics.”
Gomez, who was born in Los Angeles to parents who moved from Colombia, speaks Spanish and English in the campaign video. In a brief biography, he describes growing up in “a grateful, first-generation American family,” which instilled in him a duty to give back to his country, prompting his decision to enter the military.
Gomez also highlighted his experience as a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, a Navy aircraft carrier pilot and Navy SEAL. He didn’t return phone messages left by The Associated Press.
- Bi-lingual son of immigrants? Check.
- Successful foray into business? Check.
- Naval Academy, Aviator, AND SEAL? Check, check, CHECK!
We’ve got to find out if this much authenticity
will cause Elizabeth Warren to shatter.
UPDATE: In the comments, jsn2 points out some weaknesses (formatting mine):
Unfortunately Mr.Gomez is the antithesis of the type of person favored by the Massachusetts electorate. He’s not:
- a womanizing drunk,
- gay pedophile,
- lying Elmer Fudd sounding homosexual with a gay pimp lover,
- lying fake indian college professor, or
- hypocritical medal chunking Pepe LePew Lurch looking moron.
His outstanding life achievements and personal history will be his downfall.
Furthermore, as a USNA grad, he can probably differentiate between an Oldsmobile and submarine.