February 7, 2006


Hackett's history (Bill Sloat, 2/06/06, Cleveland Plain Dealer)

There’s no question Paul Hackett is a fresh face and fast-rising star in the Democratic Party. Turns out he's fresher than most.

The tough-talking Iraq War veteran from Cincinnati didn't officially declare himself a “D” until nearly two years ago, a few weeks shy of his 42nd birthday.

Election records in Hamilton County show that Hackett, now campaigning against Rep. Sherrod Brown for his party’s U.S. Senate nomination, first picked up a Democratic ballot for the presidential primary between Howard Dean, John Kerry and John Edwards on March 2, 2004.

In two earlier primaries during the 1990s, records show, Hackett had asked for Republican ballots.

We somehow ended up on Sherrod Brown's mailing list which helpfully sent us this link to a story about how Paul Hackett obviously understood that looney plays better on the Left.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 7, 2006 10:53 AM

How soon til Buchanan starts asking for the dem ballot too?

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at February 7, 2006 11:13 AM

"...fast-rising star in the Democratic Party."

I am looking forward to the day the above phrase has the same meaning as the world's tallest midget.

Posted by: Rick T. at February 7, 2006 1:16 PM

Rick: Remember that what makes someone a "fast rising star" in the Democratic Party these days is that, in his last race, he wasn't as badly beaten as he might have been.

If, like Senator Obama, you actually win, albeit as the machine candidate without opposition, you get to have a "meteoric" rise.

Posted by: David Cohen at February 7, 2006 3:17 PM

Sherrod Brown is the machine candidate. Hackett is the moonbat favorite. I expect this to be a thoroughly vicious little bit of red-on-red fratricide.

Posted by: Mike Morley at February 7, 2006 9:10 PM