Oh good lord! I forgot this guy was running for Congress in the 7th (that would be Pat Meehan’s current seat.)
George Badey thinks he’s a politician, or thinks he might want to be a politician (I’m not sure.) His only appeal, truly, is with Radnor Township Democrats, and I hear they are pretty split on him. Truthfully, the Democrats in Radnor I know who think he is ineffectual and silly far outweigh those who are enamoured (and there is no accounting for taste.)
George Badey ain’t exciting and being a bigwig with the Radnor Democratic Committee isn’t enough in my book to consider voting for him. Yes , he lives somplace like Chamounix Road so he must have a couple wooden nickels to rub together, but really? What has he done?
As for myself, a new voter in the 7th? I don’t want this guy representing me. He doesn’t currently adequately represent a lot of the people I know in Radnor who are of a Democrat persuasion, so why would I extend that reach knowingly?
This is a Main Liner who needs to stay home.
The Democrats should truthfully be embarassed that this is all they can dig up to run against Pat Meehan. And I thought who they run against Jim Gerlach is usually pathetic. And I am saying this as someone who doesn’t have a dog in the race. Only met Meehan a couple of times and he would not know me from Adam’s house cat.
Look, it’s an easy choice: if you have loved the last four years in this country, think the economy is fabulous, and love big government getting bigger and up in your business while they contemplate their collective navels and get nothing done, well then, Badey is your guy.
I am an inveterate ticket splitter. I will consider candidates because of who they are and what they have done, not because I am some zombie who does as they are told. I form my own opinions, donate money to zero campaigns.
Some boring and bored Main Liner who has not been a shining light is just not someone I am going to vote for. He’s concerned about jobs, healthcare, and the economy? That is quite Obamariffic of him, but not particularly original. And for the record, saying you are concerned about something and actually having a track record of doing things that are positive for the community is something entirely different. And as far as Democrats being a “majority” in Radnor Township, check the numbers – that distinction is not by a landslide, it is by but a handful of votes – a couple people dying or moving or whatever, could completely tip the political scale back the other way.
And there is a third person running in the 7th as far as I can tell. An indie named Jim Schneller. Also from Radnor Township. Google him.
Of course, the other way to look at this is the choices are so pathetic that it will make it all the more easy for Meehan.
Democrat George Badey opened his Congressional campaign office at 711 E. Lancaster Ave, Villanova, on Wednesday night, with hoagies, cookies, bottled water and the latest polls that show Democrats doing well. Badey is running for the 7th District of Pennsylvania seat currently held by Republican Pat Meehan.
Several dozen people filled the office’s three-or-so rooms, then listened as Badey as he discussed numbers and issues.
Badey, a lawyer in private practice, who lives in Radnor Township, has health care, jobs and the economy at the top of his list of concerns and on his platform. His Web site refers prominently to “the hopes and dreams of 7000,000 working people in the 7th District.”