Raese, Maloney ads show no love for W.Va.
My family were among the early settlers of southeastern West Virginia in the mid-1700s. They were Republicans before Lincoln. My great grandfather was among those who went to Wheeling in 1863. For the life of me, I cannot understand why the Republican Party of West Virginia has to go out of state to find two candidates for its two top state positions. They found Mr. John Raese of Florida and Mr. Maloney of Georgia. The TV ads of both candidates allow they want to whomp everything in the state and fix it.
In the past 17 years our extraordinary West Virginia Legislature, with Republicans and Democrats working together, with then Sen. President Earl Ray Tomblin and then-Gov. Joe Manchin, allowed West Virginia to have an $800 million surplus, making it one of the four top solvent states in America. I must also include the help of our extraordinary and omnipresent Congressman Nick Rahall and U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller. We obviously "ain't broke," and we don't need fixin'!
From their vacuous and insipid TV ads, my gut feeling tells me the combined interest, knowledge, love and concern for West Virginia that Raese and Maloney have could easily be placed in the naval of a gnat and still have room for three mustard seeds, as the man said.