In a story in today’s Tucson Citizen C.T. Revere announced why, despite years of covering the news in Southern Arizona, he was not competent to run for Congress.
“So I stand before you now,” Revere writes, “steadfast in my commitment to leave the contest for this unbelievably important job to those who actually might be ready to hold a seat in Congress.
“I can't help but wonder if former newscaster Patty Weiss shouldn't have done the same.”
Although he disclaims that his remarks are a “knock on Patty” he goes on to list the ways the other Democratic candidates are better suited for the job than Weiss:
“Some come with résumés that include serving in state and local offices; others with an understanding of the political game that comes from years of laboring inside their respective parties.
“Still others have served their country in the armed services, a background that is clearly applicable at a time of war.
“Is this the time for newspaper reporters or television news anchors to cash in on name recognition and potentially muddy the process?
“... We're talking about a congressional district that is the epicenter for some of the most crucial problems America faces today, most notably the immigration and national security issues related to the U.S.-Mexico border."
“This is a serious job for someone who knows how politics work.”