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The Other Campaign: Mickey Kaus Gets Some NYT Attention

Janelle Brown writes about blogger Mickey Kaus’ campaign for the Democratic Senate nomination against Barbara Boxer. I’d call his bid “quixotic,” but that means that he thinks he has a chance of winning.  According to the profile of him in the New York Times, “he is the first person to admit that he has absolutely no chance of
becoming California’s next Senator.”

Header I heard Kaus on the radio the other day, and I found him genuine and even refreshing — in a no spin sort of way. His “protest candidacy” is in the tradition of Gore Vidal or Norman Mailer, media figures with little chance who nevertheless drew media attention.

Why is Kaus running?

From the NYT: “‘My readers already know what I think,’ Mr. Kaus explains. ‘I think
they’re sick to death of hearing it. This is a chance to reach a new
audience.’ He offers his guest water in a disposable plastic cup (‘I
hate doing dishes,’ he apologizes). ‘I was at the point of diminishing
returns. This seemed like a huge opportunity to make an impact.'”

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