Here is my take on the politics surrounding the New York US Senate Seat. Some of you might know that…
When Hillary Clinton said “yes” to Secretary of State, she resigned her Senate seat.
Our Governor, David Paterson, (who had been Lieutenant Governor until Governor Spitzer resigned) appointed her replacement. Some might recall the AWKWARD dance he had with Caroline Kennedy.
He wound up appointing Kirsten Gillibrand.
In 2010, Senator Gillibrand has to run in a Democratic primary, the winner of the primary will run in the special election in the fall.
Wow. That’s a mess.
Harold Ford made noises about running in the primary. He has money and name recognition but when you generate headlines like this one…
you can be pretty sure it’s all over but the cryin’.
Now the Democratic primary field is down to Tasini and Gillibrand.
Some Tasini supporters made the following youtube video.
I think this is a good use of a griot to get a point across. It’s also an effective use of social media.