Conservative leader rips Connie Mack for "hubris"
David Bossie, president of the conservative group Citizens United backing underdog Dave Weldon in Florida's Republican U.S. Senate primary, tore into Connie Mack IV in Politico today:
On a national level, President Obama and his team bear more responsibility for the small-mindedness of the campaign. Obama has such an awful record to run on, they have no choice but to go negative. It should not come as a surprise that the Obama team runs a petty, in-the-gutter campaign - after all it’s the Chicago way.
On the local side of the 2012 election season, a similar argument can be made against Connie Mack in the Florida Senate race. As the Tampa Bay Times put it in a recent editorial, “U.S. Rep. Connie Mack IV [has] questionable work habits, a sense of entitlement and an undistinguished record in Congress…Mack's approach to public service does not inspire confidence. He refused to debate his Republican primary opponents or meet with editorial boards, including this one. By one measure, he has missed more than twice as many votes in the House as the average member since taking office. There also remain questions about how much time he spends in his district.”
Connie Mack’s antics during the presidential primary and his refusal to even debate his Republican opponents in the U.S. Senate primary shows a hubris that is often rejected by voters. Both President Obama and Connie Mack’s sense of entitlement and political games really show the worst in American politics today.