Sean Duffy, Catholic father of 8, will not run for US Senate in 2018

The list of potential candidates includes Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, Madison businessman Eric Hovde, state Rep. Dale Kooyenga, state Sen. Leah Vukmir and Marine veteran Kevin Nicholson.
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Duffy was the best option, but perhaps he'll run for Governor in the near future.

9 comments:

Dad29 said...

Umnnh......what makes Duffy "the best option?"

I'm not a raving fan of Fitzgerald, but he's solid, just as is Vukmir, (a Greek Orthodox.)

Duffy always seemed just a little left-ish.

Badger Catholic said...

Leftish on what?

Nothing against the other guys, I think he's got that "electable" quality outside of policy. Run the ads of him in the lumber jack competitions. A bit manlier than oh I dont know, Tommy.

William said...

Living in S. Duffy's district, I can honestly say he's the best they come. Left-ish? After David Obey, Lenin would be left-ish!

Anonymous said...

Leftish......what do you mean? He is a great family man and public servant.

Dad29 said...

He's not a hard-C "conservative." And we're not comparing him to Obey, who was to the left of Lenin, not to the right.

TAq said...

I would like to remind all of you that Catholic social teaching doesn't fit nicely into a "left" or "right" box; maybe it would benefit everyone if we stopped pretending that everything "conservative" is moral, and everything "liberal" is evil. Remember, the rights of organized Labor have their foundations in Rerum Novarum, and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI was a huge advocate of the environment, reasonable financial regulations, and, perhaps most shockingly, the right to health care ensured by the state. As Catholics we are called to a more nuanced understanding of social issues and not this infantile and false dichotomy of liberal and conservative.

Dad29 said...

Thank you so VERY much for reminding us that Catholicism is the home of Right Order. Matter of fact, it was also the home of a certain St Paul, who famously said that 'those who will not work shall not eat.'

Yes, indeed, distinctions are good. And it's not hard to distinguish supercilious half-mature people in a combox.

TAq said...

Half-mature people in a combox? That's interesting; do you care to elaborate?

Dad29 said...

No.