Republican George Allen, a former senator and governor of Virginia, will run for the United States Senate in 2012, he announced Monday.
In a video posted on his website, Allen announced his candidacy with pledges of an “American comeback” and a “wise and frugal government” to a montage of American flags and other patriotic symbols like the Statue of Liberty.
“You know what we’ve been getting from Washington?” Allen queried. “Overspending, finger pointing and government mandates. What’s missing? Listening.”
Allen, who has a consulting business in Old Town, covets Sen. Jim Webb’s (D-Va.) seat. Webb beat Allen by a slim margin — about 9,300 votes — when the two butted heads in 2006 for the same seat.
So is this a very bad idea or what? I’m honestly not sure what to make of it.