Mar 19

Update 03/19/10

Hello Friends!

Some things of great interest and importance are happening.  This is a very important message!  In order to grasp well the significance of what is occuring, certain points of background and time lines are important.  Please allow me!

On January 9th, I sent to Atty. Gen. Richard Blumenthal a four-page letter (text available in the box to the right ).  There are various important facts and principles described in that letter which despite follow-up is yet to be answered.  Among those is the following:

". . . it is apparent that you and officials under your authority abuse your positions to influence officials of state agencies and state courts as collateral attack against citizens who might have legitimate federal claims against state officials or against state agencies".

In the setting of what is clearly an undiagnosed political cancer which is described in the letter, the unchallenged statement has great political significance for this campaign.

Of the other three primary Republican contenders for the available senate seat (i.e., former congressman Rob Simmons, former WWE executive Linda McMahon, and economist Peter Schiff), on February 22nd, I sent to Ms. McMahon a letter.  In that I stated the following:

". . . you say that you do not rely on political contributions because of personal wealth that has been obtained from WWE (a publicly owned limited liability corporation), however, are you willing to disclose the political contributions which have been made in the last seven years by WWE and/or its corporate officers?"

To date, I have received no direct response from Ms. McMahon.

On February 25th, at the Azul Restaurant in "the Hollow" sector of Bridgeport, I made a formal public announcement of this candidacy.  The complete text of my announcement speech is also available at the link above.

On February 26th, the Fairfield Citizen published a front-page article entitled "Ethan Book's Bid for U.S. Senate" and written by Tim Loh (If one googles my name, the full article is available here; same article also published in the Darien News, a sister newspaper under the same parent company Brooks Community newspapers),  While the article overall was good, it gave some politicly-sensitive facts in a manner which could lead to misinterpretation.  I therefore presented to the Fairfield Citizen a letter-to-the-editor which was published on March 5th (text available under the menu heading "Political Corruption").  If one considers carefully the undisputed information which is contained both in the published article and the published letter-to-the-editor together with the undisputed facts contained in my letter of January 9th to Mr. Blumenthal, it is apparent that there is being exposed a very real political cancer of which Mr. Blumenthal, the primary contender for the Democrat party nomination for the available senate seat, has been a continuing active agent of suppression and obstruction.  In other words, during my active involvement and pursuit of good government over more than two decades,  Mr. Blumenthal has been overtly and improperly attempting to obstruct my pursuit of justice and equity, that also while Ms. McMahon was "milking the cow".  In very practical terms, I have some very real tools for a successful campaign.

On March 11th, I sent to Christopher Healey, the Chairman of the Connecticut Republican Party, a seven-page letter which was in support of my proposition which follows:

"The primary purpose of this letter is to assert with support that I am the best opportunity for the Republican party to defeat in November any candidate of any other party including Richard Blumenthal than any other known candidate for the position of United States Senate.  In fact, considering the information and comments that I present here, I represent a superb opportunity for such a victory and, with qualities for my candidacy if handled properly, I can be a hands-down opportunity for such a victory."

Copies of the letter were cited for Rob Simmons, Linda McMahon and Peter Schiff.

On March 14th, the Connecticut Post published a feature front-page article entitled "The Running of the Rich - Is Wealth Changing State Politics?"  The article, which was written by Ken Dixon (the same reporter who authored the 1987 article entitled "Tilting at Power" which provided good facts regarding the beginning of the personal saga of my introduction to dysfunctional state politics, an article which is also available here), describes with good detail that major party candidates for the positions of U.S. Senator and Connecticut Governor are all persons of substantial wealth.  Specifically mentioned were Richard Blumenthal, Rob Simmons, Linda McMahon and Peter Schiff.  It was not alleged in the article that I am a candidate of substantial wealth!

I have received no responses to my mentioned letter of March 11th to Conn. GOP Chairman Chris Healey.  However, apparently since that letter, Ms. McMahon has redoubled her campaign spending of conclusory sound bites and challenge of Rob Simmons' record with a flurry of television ads and mass mailings (It is curious that since that letter, I have not received any more of her mass campaign mailings.).  In that setting, yesterday there were media reports that Ms. McMahon has increased her poll lead over Rob Simmons to 10 points.  However, the same media reports confirm that she remains behind the poll figures for Mr. Blumenthal by a margin of 2 to 1.  There is also commentary that for the May Republican State Convention (where she will have to convince the party delegates), she may have trouble with various weaknesses of her campaign including the yet unresolved issue of a botched federal investigation under the administration of President Bush of steriod use at WWE, "World Wrestling Entertainment" (an issue which political analysts have speculated that the Obama administration is waiting to revisit until she might get the Republican party nomination).  Also, it is clear that she is attempting to protray herself as one with experience, which she does not have, and also one who is challenging the establishment (which may be a cookie-cutter mold into which she has placed herself after nearly three decades of being part of the status-quo).

Let's place all the above into a perspective of strategy and procedure.  This campaign is only recently announced.  Wherever I go to talk about the candidacy, I am well-received.  I am not a liberal Republican, a neo-conservative or a libertarian.  Rather, I am a common sense conservative Republican who has been conservative even before it became politically popular to be conservative. In addition, I have real ties to minority groups.  Some of this is understood from the Spanish text statement at the campaign website and will be further understood with other material which will be made available soon.  This campaign is gaining traction and it can even be said that at this early stage, it is showing signs of resonnating!

The Connecticut Republican Convention is on May 21st.  There are three possibilities for this candidacy. 

First, it could receive the party endorsement with a plurality of votes.  With the factors that there are of this campaign, that is plausible although it would be a matter of major accomplishment. 

Second, it could receive at least 15% of the delegate votes for which there would be an automatic primary election in August.  With good understanding of this campaign and some activity from the supporters who understand the importance of the issues and platform points, this option is both conceivable and even probable.  

Third, with about 8,000 signatures, We could force an August primary.  That is also conceivable but in my view, it would be simpler and easier to accomplish one of the first two options.

The issues are apparent and becoming clearer.  The issues are right.  The time is right.  As I stated in early campaign materials, I am the kind of candidate who can rekindle the romance between the Republican Party and the public which it seeks to serve.  Will you support this candidacy to give US the kind of opportunity that we all seek, want and need.

If you like this message, let me know and also please pass it along to your friends and acquaintances.

May God bless us all and may God bless our good state and our great nation!

Regards,

Ethan Book

P.S.  During this past week, I have had lengthy meetings which the top executives of two minority group radio stations.  They want to do live interviews.  Also, I am tentatively scheduled to be a participant in a forum for Republican Party senate candidates, a matter sponsored by the Connecticut Tea Party for April 23rd in Greenwich.  God is good!  "Dios es bueno!"

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