The Democrats best hope to hold onto a key House seat from Ohio couldn’t collect enough signatures to qualify for the party primary. You need 50 signatures for qualification. Sen. Charlie Wilson could only get 46.
“I am obviously disappointed with this decision today,” Wilson said. “I am exploring a number of options and am confident that, in November, I will be on the ballot and I will win the privilege and responsibility of representing Ohio families in Congress.”
The state Democratic party said it would back any number of potential legal or procedural challenges Wilson might pursue.
“He was a very strong, formidable candidate and there are options that would make him a strong candidate even if he doesn’t succeed legally,” state party spokesman Brian Rothenberg said. “This is not the last chapter of this story.”
And there’s just another example of what’s wrong with politics today. To Ohio State Democrats, it doesn’t matter that Wilson couldn’t get enough signatures (essentially, endorsements) to qualify. It doesn’t matter if the electorate doesn’t want Wilson. The Democrats will simply seek out and take advantage of whatever legal loopholes exist in order to get their guy on the ballot. And even if legal maneuvers don’t work, there are other “options”.
I wonder who will play the role of Fredo?