And, here I was last night – between working and occasionally surfing the net – when I stumbled across a website for Jonathan Goff. Jonathan, who?
Jonathan Goff. He’s, uh, you know – running against incumbent Congressman Andy Harris in the GOP Primary in Maryland’s 1st Congressional District.
Well, good luck, Jonathan – you’re going to need it. Not to win, mind you…because there is no way in Hell he beats Harris in the primary. But, he’s going to need every ounce of luck and then some to avoid being absolutely obliterated numbers-wise once the votes are tallied.
Sporting one of the absolute worst pompadours I’ve ever had the displeasure of seeing – here, check it out for yourself at http://goff-congress.com/, Goff, nonetheless seems to be right on most of the issues. The first bit of writing on his site, however, doesn’t inspire confidence that he has a clue what to do:
“WHAT ABOUT US?
In my 54 years of living in the United States, I have never seen this Government so bad. I have been sending emails and calling Washington just about every week. There are lights on, but there is nobody home. They just don’t listen to “we the people” and there is no common sense.”
So, basically, Goff’s just like the rest of us – he’s pissed off and wants to make a difference…which, hey! That’s not really so bad, now is it? Whether or not it’s good, bad or somewhere in-between, that’s still one Helluva way to not grab a reader’s attention. And, any one of us can send emails and make phone calls…
And, so he decides to take on Andy Harris – who, despite his generally conservative leanings, has upset a great many in the Party with his pomposity, grandiosity and arrogance, if nothing else. But, regardless, that hair! So, Jonathan, please accept this advice in the vein in which it is intended: Lose the picture of the pompadour – and never comb your hair that way again!)
(Director David Lynch: Has a Better Pompadour than does Goff)
What the Hell?!
Anyway, considering the fact that there is a contested primary in Maryland’s 1st Congressional District, I was wondering what that would mean as concerns the MDGOP hierarchy getting involved in this race, pre-primary – so I posed the following question to the MDGOP Chair, Diana Waterman:
“Are you/the MDGOP going to endorse in this race or sit it out until the primary is over?”
Diana answered me within an hour or so, by telling me that…
“We, the members of the state Party, which would be all of the central committee members plus the leadership, do not endorse pre-primary..so yes we support all candidates. There is definitely mixed feelings about this policy but it is our policy. There it’s a belief that we favor incumbents but we don’t officially.”
Ms. Waterman added that by the state bylaws, they are required not to endorse, adding that, “Individual members may support the candidate of their choice as long as they don’t use their official title.”
“So to answer your question, we sit it out until after the primaries, or you could look at it this way, we support everyone.”
In other words, if nothing else, Jonathan Goff’s candidacy officially takes the MDGOP as an official entity out of the 1st District until at least the end of June this year. Not that THAT should make any real difference to Andy Harris’ chances of getting reelected in November – especially this year.
Now, if only Goff could raise some money to make the primary a bit interesting, or at least get a decent haircut…