Safeco CEO and former insurance industry lobbyist Mike McGavick first announced his candidacy for the US Senate way back in July, so it came as no surprise when he officially kicked off his campaign in October… and then again for a second time at a big, January 21 campaign kickoff event. Likewise lacking in suspense were the 22 other official campaign kickoff events he held during a 12-day tour following his campaign’s second official campaign kickoff.
So I guess I shouldn’t be surprised to see that McGavick is finally, officially kicking off his campaign tomorrow at a luncheon in Bellevue.
That’s right, after seven months and at least 24 campaign kickoff events, McGavick is finally kicking off his campaign. Which raises the question: with all the kicking off he’s been doing, why can’t McGavick seem to move the ball? The latest polls show Cantwell maintaining comfortable approval ratings and a steady double-digit lead… a margin that hasn’t moved for months.
I suppose McGavick keeps staging “kickoff” events to cover up his lack of traction with voters, but I haven’t seen anybody miss the ball so many times since Charlie Brown. At some point he’s going to have to make contact and start running down field.