Later today Governor James Douglass will announce that he will not run for the open Senate seat in 2006 with the retirement of Jim Jeffords.
Even with this announcement I really see no change in who will win the open Senate seat in VT. As previously posted, VT has just changed too much in the recent future and
Independent Socialist Representative is all but a lock to win in Vermont whether Douglass ran or not. I love to play hypothetical what seats can we win with the best of them with my friends at PoliPundit, but this, this and this were never going to happen. It was hinted yesterday in The Boston Globe that Douglass was not going to run. I think Douglass saw what Red has seen in the state that he was born and escaped from. There is no sense in finishing one’s political career off with a loss to Sanders in Liberal Vermont.
Let’s face it when people refer to the state as The Socialists Republic of Vermont, they do so for a reason. Doesn’t it make sense that they would then elect a Socialist Senator? It is a shame that this state with so little population has been over run by the populace of other states moving there.
Hat Tip: PoliPundit