Doug Hoffman: An Ordinary American with a Half Million Dollar Car Collection
by Charles Lemos, Mon Oct 26, 2009 at 08:36:13 PM EDT
Over at the American Spectator, Robert Stacy McCain calls Doug Hoffman, the eccentric millionaire running for Congress in the NY-23, an "ordinary American." I don't about you but I don't know too many "ordinary Americans" with a half million dollar car collection. In fact, I don't know any.
Now the darling of the vitriolic wing of the GOP, he's been endorsed by Dick Armey, Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachmann - the loony bin trifecta - but he's also pulled in the endorsement of Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty. Mr. Hoffman who is making his first run for public office now counts Steve Forbes, Fred Thompson, The Wall Street Journal editorial page, The National Review and the Tea Party set among his supporters. Glenn Beck, Mark Levin and Rush Limbaugh are promoting his candidacy.
His views are downright frightening. He's a flat taxer. Anti-choice. Marriage is between a man and woman. "Marriage ought to stay marriage. Period" as he puts it. His views on the Second Amendment is that without it "all other amendments are nothing more than talk." Like all other conservatives, he's not big on specifics when it comes to spending. Asked what spending he would cut, he responds that he would cut "the pork and wasteful earmarks." Way to go out on a limb there Doug.
As the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee puts it, Doug Hoffman supports more of the economic policies that failed us - tax breaks for the wealthy which added billions to the deficit.
Here's their new ad:
The New York Times has more on this race for a seat that the GOP has held since 1871.