Well, since I have not received a call from the Secretary of State's office, it seems unlikely that I'm getting those special legislator license plates to put on my car.
We were never effective at electoral politics, we are government administrators, we work to keep the country going, in spite of the politicians. I will say though that this election exposed serious fissures in the Republican party, not just in Connecticut, but in the entire northeast.
First Bloomberg in New York, now Angus King in Maine, Republicans in their former anchor region of the Northeast have found great difficulties gaining election under the Grand Old Party banner.
Not since the 1830's have they been in such a situation. This must be reflective of the changing political realities in our nation. New people are moving in, from democracies in name alone, and they are not being assimilated into our distinct brand of republicanism.
The movement that started with a group of old federalists and whigs has morphed into a powerless debate club, content with winning in unimportant seats such as the 123rd CT House District.
The Connecticut Republicans are wandering aimlessly in its biggest rut ever, as they control no leadership position, Connecticut Congressional Circles or Constitutional Offices.
What is furthermore astounding is the tired and broken nature of the people. In my district, unofficial results tell the story. Of 11,000 voters who have repudiated membership in either party and are unaffiliates, only about 100 have voted for their unaffiliated candidate.
I'm not sure how many democrats voted for me. What the parties need are competent strategists, not merely to win election, but to preservere and salvage the greater aspects of our democracy and to keep the historic freedoms of western society alive.