There is no better indicator of how far out of touch the NJGOP is – and no better indicator how desperate they are for someone to become a sacrificial lamb – than the unopposed campaign of Vince Micco to take on Steve Rothman in Congressional District 9. What would you think a young Republican in Bergen County would run on? If you answered “denial of reality”, then give yourself a cookie:
“The reason I’m running is I believe victory and success in Iraq are not only attainable, but they are just imperative. We must win, we can win, we are winning,” said Micco, 39, a mortgage banker who recently signed up for another six-year stint in the reserves.
First of all, I’ve never heard Mr. Micco answer the primary questions on Iraq: What does victory in Iraq look like? How will we know when we have won? It is irresponsible to say that we are “winning” without giving a clear and concise answer to these questions – and not even General Petraeus can do that. If the General in charge of Iraq doesn’t know what we’re trying to accomplish, how can a low-level grunt like Micco claim that we are winning?
Answer: He’s repeating what he has been told and he chooses to believe. It just so happens that his political position mirrors that of the Republican Presidential nominee. So we’ll be hearing a lot of this crap in the next six months or so.
Make the flip.