He is running against Carney, you know the guy who went up against Markell? But not too many people know Scott Spencer…. They should..

Scott is the kind of guy who gets things done… Whether it is realistic or not, certain things like Sunday DART service, SEPTA rail to Newark, Fisker Electric Cars being built in Delaware, all have his fingerprints on them.

Single handedly, Scott Spencer has probably done more for transportation in this second smallest state, than any other person alive today… ( Joe Biden might be the exception for keeping Amtrack alive…. ) Scott goes as far back as pushing DART service past the 6:00 curfew that existed forever…. His efforts allowed banks and insurance companies to continue working past that early close up time…

In the future, we will see SEPTA go all the way to Aberdeen. There one can jump aboard a MARC and commute his way to DC… We will have commuter rail service from Philadelphia to Washington… Scott will have his fingerprints on that as well.. Soon (2011) 25,000 jobs will land in Aberdeen as the Army upgrades its operations there… With commuter rail, some of that money could find a home in New Castle County. At the same time, the demolition of the Chrysler plant and rebuilding of the University of Delaware’s Medical Center, will employ large numbers on this side of the state line.. It appears Newark will be booming soon. What a relief…. Of course, Democrats are the ones to thank… Use of government money to jump start an economy goes against every Republican tradition ever noted….

Scott has done more to bring jobs into Delaware than many of our state reps and state senators combined…

But is it enough.. Not only does he have to beat the person everyone thought was annointed to take over Biden’s Senate seat when he became VP, but if he can accomplish that unspeculated task, he will then have to take on the Republican challenger and take him out like one does that guy sitting on the toilet at the Rehoboth Beach Funland shooting arcade….

Most think that won’t happen.

Scott has some novel ideas. One, is his insistence he will run an organic financed campaigh. That means all his money will come from consituents. None from the party, none from outside the state, none from special interest groups… Whereas that may sound idealistic, fact is… it is. Making such a stand means that just one mistake of accepting money from an entitiy outside the state, even if done on oversight, washes the entire campaign’s credibility away… Secondly, is that if he takes no money, and his opponent takes all, his opponent will win… Perhaps Scott thinks the people will rise up and vote for this distinctive funding plan… Perhaps…

Another plank in his platform is his plan to fix Afghanistan. He proposes to take the workable plan making headway in one district of that war torn nation, and importing it to all the other areas not working well at the moment. That plan uses local implementation of solving issues… That plan will put local people into deciding their own fate. On it’s surface that plan is well thought out, and even I would endorse it.

However, it is such a distant problem to most of Delaware’s current needs, that upon its reiteration and description, the eyes glaze over and the snores gain volume…

Scott’s third plank is to re-beat the drum on health care… Yes we need it.. but the issue is worn out… However, true to form, Scott has a great plan that is workable in theory if one takes human nature out of the equation.. Scott proposes an independent commission similar to that investigating military base closures, to devise the best plan and sell it to Congress on an up or down vote…. Remove politics from decisions requiring reaoning and science.. If only that was possible…

And that is the legacy of Scott Spencer… He has the right ideas that will resonate with both conservatives and progressives, but he does not seem grounded in what is obtainable. The name Don Quixiote gets whispered among many who listen to his plan….

And that is the delimina. Scott has planned this run for a long time… He is loathe to give it up… He is a great guy, and a good Democrat… But despite his own best intentions, there must be a better spot in our state where he can accomplish more good, than running another idealistic Beiner-esque campaign across three counties… Those of us connected, must do our part to find the proper slot for this focused, intense, concrete, sharp, and visionary young man…. There has to be a postion where he can do far more good for our state, than just lose to John Carney…

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