Pictured at right, Dino "Italian Stallion" Rossi – the BIAW Candidate for Washington Governor, with his head up his ass, as usual.
After losing a tight race for Governor in 2004, Dino Rossi is back again this year, facing off against incumbent Christine Gregoire.
Rossi’s main distinguishment in this campaign is that he seems to blame everyone else for the economic mess the country is in – he blames Christine Gregoire, and he even blames his own party – which he conveniently distances himself from, by proclaiming himself the “GOP” candidate (hoping that people will think that’s different than a “republican.” ).
Rossi has proposed no new plans to help get the state out of the various messes we’re in, he’s just spent all of his time blaming others, in attack ad after attack ad. Nasty, viscous stuff, mostly full of lies and innuendo. These ads make the 2004 “Swift Boat” ads look like fluff in comparison.
And this coming after he kicked off his campaign by claiming sour grapes for Seattleites having “stolen” the last election.
The Rossi campaign has raised over $9 million. This has been augmented by another $6 million spent on attack ads funded by the Building Industry Association of Washington (BIAW), as well additional ads by other right-wing groups.
And not once has Rossi offered any solutions. Just negative rhetoric.
Dino Rossi is a man without a plan. A republican that has tried hard to ostensibly distance from his party, all while maintaining that he’s “different” than Gregoire. No specifics – just “different.”
But the only substantive difference I’ve seen is that he’s got friends like the BIAW willing to spend millions to unseat Gregoire.
I don’t recall hearing anyone come up with the reason the BIAW is so pissed off at Gregoire, but whatever she did it must have been good – worth over $6 million.
Since Rossi has come up with no real reasons to vote for him, The only people I can imagine that would vote for him are the doctrinaire, right-wing neo cons (the very people he’s tried to distance himself from) and people involved in the building trades industries.