Friday, April 20, 2012

Joe Kennedy III: Out. Of. Touch.

Ever since he entered the race for Massachusetts' Fourth Congressional District, Joseph Kennedy III has been facing criticism for avoiding discussing any substantive issues. Even left-leaning blogs have pointed out that his website lacked an issues page.

Well, Kennedy finally stepped up this week and gave the voters some idea about where he stands on the issues:
Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Obama — they’ve all talked about the same thing: the need to wean ourselves off our debilitating dependence on foreign oil.
The cycle that allows cheap oil to trump tough choices has to stop. Forty years is enough.
- Joe Kennedy III, April 17, 2012, "A Note From Joe"

Huh? "Cheap oil?" Where is Kennedy filling up his gas tank? And, more importantly, how out of touch do you have to be to advocate for higher energy prices in this economy?

Kennedy's comments were greeted with swift, negative reaction, even making the top headline on The Daily Caller yesterday:

The Daily Caller | Christopher Bedford | Joe Kennedy III calls for ending 'cheap oil'

Sean Bielat (disclosure: I work for the campaign) was a guest on "Cavuto" on the Fox Business Network yesterday to discuss Kennedy's comments:

Sean Bielat on Cavuto

UPDATE: Thanks Doug Ross (@directorblue) for the link:

Doug Ross @ Journal | Good news! Joe Kennedy the 12th wants to end 'cheap oil'


  1. I hope people will join me in donating to the US Marine who expedited Barney Frank's retirement and WILL, with our help, end the so-called "Kennedy Dynasty" once and for all.

  2. LaRosa;

    The "KENNEDY DYNASTY" is more than declining in public support. Their are no current KENNEDY'S in public office for a very obvious reason, they can't overcome their negative contribution to society going on 60+ years!


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