Connie Mack Makes Stuart Rothenberg's 'Least Favorite Interview' List
U.S. Rep. Connie Mack IV, immensely forgettable as he is, continues to turn up in Election 2012 memoirs. The latest look-back belongs to editor and publisher Stuart Rothenberg.
From "The Best and Worst of the 2012 Campaigns, Part II," just released in The Rothenberg Political Report, the national political observer and columnist for Roll Call identifies his most and least favorite candidate interviews during the campaign.
You probably won't be surprised to find that Mack, failed Florida GOP Senate candidate, turns up on the "Least Favorite" list.
"OK, so not every candidate interview is a good one," writes Rothenberg. "Maryland Democrat Rob Garagiola, Florida Republican Connie Mack and Arizona Republican Jesse Kelly interviewed far worse than any other candidates this cycle, so they share this award.
"Garagiola, who I believe is still my state senator, came off as arrogant and smug. Those two words also describe outgoing Congressman Mack, who seemed to have a chip on his shoulder even before we shook hands. And Kelly was the least cooperative candidate I’ve ever met, refusing even to reflect on why he had lost his previous congressional race."
Proving once again to Bill Nelson, in this life it's better to be lucky than good.