Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Rothenberg on Glassman: "Young Political Wannabe"

Posted By on Wed, Jun 23, 2010 at 3:50 PM

Stuart Rothenberg of the Rothenberg Political Report delivers a scathing assessment of former Tucson City Councilman Rodney Glassman, who is running in the Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Republican John McCain:

Just a busy, successful young man? Maybe, but this looks more like somebody trying to put together the perfect resume to run for Congress. I'd be shocked if Glassman didn't already have his 2020 presidential campaign sketched out somewhere.

Glassman, whose only full-time job has been working for a Congressman for less than a year, has loaned his campaign $250,000. He earned that money, he told me, during his time consulting with KB Home and when he managed his family's ice skating rink in Tucson. He started earning $24,000 a year at the ice rink and eventually earned six figures a year. (This fact should spur job applications to ice skating rinks around the country and particularly in the Southwest.)

And then:

Glassman's criticisms of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) don't even deserve serious mention, but the Democrat may have a road to victory if former Rep. J.D. Hayworth happens to upset McCain in the Republican primary in late August.

I wouldn't be surprised if Glassman eventually has a long career in politics even if McCain beats him like a drum in November. It's pretty obvious that the young political wannabe will do whatever he needs to do to make his mark.

Read the whole thing here.