Opinion: Dan Malloy: The porcupine we know

Terry Cowgill
Terry Cowgill

Terry Cowgill lives in Lakeville, blogs at ctdevilsadvocate.com and is news editor of The Berkshire Record in Great Barrington, Mass. Follow him on Twitter @terrycowgill.

It seems that every election cycle we go through the biennial ritual of hand-wringing over how negative political campaigns have become. But this year, we may have hit an all-time low in Connecticut.

The problem is that in the current race for governor, we have two major-party candidates who are as dorky and unlikeable as any in recent memory. Add to that a television campaign that the Wesleyan Media Project has proclaimed the most negative governor’s race in the nation, and you have a toxic stew the likes of which we have never seen in the Land of Steady Habits.

When I get up at 5 a.m. and hit the elliptical, I turn on the local news and view the video portion while listening to music or a podcast. Hey, I’m as glad as the next guy that Connecticut’s television stations are flush with cash this time of year — the better to fund producers and reporters to lead with what bleeds.

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