Peter Schiff running for Senate
Based upon the unbelievable support that I have receieved [sic] from 10,000 supporters like you, I have decided to throw my hat into the ring to challenge Chris Dodd for the honor of representing the state of Connecticut in the United States Senate.
Peter isn’t a perfect candidate, but at least he’d fight for more sustainable fiscal and monetary policies. Chris Dodd, by the way, is co-sponsoring the extension/expansion of the disastrous housing tax credit.
Peter’s website is here.
But what is his platform? Those of us who are familiar with Peter’s TV appearances know what he stands for on economic issues, but what about the folks who haven’t seen him on TV? And what about other issues like national defense, abortion, gay rights, gun control, etc.?
Another question: Is Schiff cultivating Ron Paul and his network? Paul has a remarkably large and passionate following. They’d be natural supporters of Schiff’s likely platform and could be convinced to transplant their campaign machine to CT.
This is certainly an uphill battle, but if Schiff gets plugged in with Paul, he might have a fighting chance.
Here’s a sample TV appearance:
Actually he didn’t do so well for his investors in 2008, but his calls for a weaker dollar and stronger performance internationally have turned positive. And his U.S. macro call was dead-on, whuich is what’s most important given that we’ve put ourselves back on the same course.