Why is Mihos running as an Independent? George Washington convinced him!
WHEN GEORGE Washington announced his intent to depart the presidency, he left the American people with a stern warning regarding political parties: ''They are likely in the course of time and things to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people, and to usurp for themselves the reins of government."
If only he could see things today.
Just like the rest of Miho's Op-Ed, it sure does sound good, at least to most people. However, let's not forget what's fueling his campaign: money from big business. I'm sure George Washington wouldn't be a big fan of that, either. Mihos is no different than any other candidate running for governor - except Deval Patrick, if we are to believe today's story - in that he has huge amounts of cash to fuel his campaign.
During the rest of Miho's Op-Ed, he sounded like a moderate. He wants political reform - stripping power away from lobbyists. He wants to fight for the little people "in a state where residents are leaving in droves." Most of all, he doesn't want to sound a thing like the current Republicans leading this state ("The politics of confrontation has replaced cooperation. How else to explain the stalled economic stimulus package or the travels and tribulations of Governor Romney?").
I have to say I'm stunned. Mihos is supposed to have a big mouth. However, his Op-Ed is exactly what the people will want to hear. His polling numbers will probably go up before they go down, which will hurt all the other candidates in this election.
However, the question remains, who will it hurt the most? Republicans or Democrats? If Mihos continues to sound like a man of the people - one never knows. Maybe I could be surprised, maybe his policies as governor would match his efforts in writing to invoke George Washington (who am I kidding?).