Lowell Weicker tells audience that Republicans can’t win the next election unless they go centrist. Weicker started his corrupt career right here in Greenwich when, as First Selectman, he leased the space for Greenwich Plaza to his chief financial backer, Harry Ashforth, for a pittance.
As a Senator, he pushed through the bill recognizing the extinct Mashantucket tribe so he could bring gambling to Connecticut. He ran for Governor on an anti-income tax platform, then set about imposing one immediately upon taking office (while cutting the dividend tax for his wealthy friends and himself).
His skill as a political prognosticator matches his ethics: Besides being defeated in his own senate race, he endorsed Bill Bradley and Howard Dean in their respective presidential bids. Take advice from this loser? Why?