While the news of Senator Frank Lautenberg's passing has just started to sink in for most of my fellow New Jersians [wow, never thought I'd refer to myself as that!] we must soon begin to think about the future of our good state. Let's face it, Frank was 89 and in poor health the past few years. He made not one vote on the senate floor over the past 6 months. That's not much representation for the residents of our state if you ask me. In fact, it's an infringement on your constitutional rights. It's outrageous, egregious, preposterous!
If we're all honest with ourselves we've known that a new direction for the state has been on the horizon for some time. That time has now come.
From what I'm hearing through friends and reading online, my name is being loosely considered by some circles as a possible candidate for the interim appointment that Governor Chris Christie will soon have to make. I will say to the Governor that I would be happy to serve the people of New Jersey and can give my pledge that I will not run in the general election as a permanent replacement to Senator Lautenberg.
By going this route Christie can rest assured that no one will view this as a politically motivated appointment and he can sleep easy knowing that he's got a good man on the job for the remainder of Senator Lautenberg's term. We need an energetic person like myself without political ties and past promises to make the tough decisions and not have to worry about the "political consequences" that become the deciding factors in so many other politicians votes. I'll accept this job motivated by a single, simple, powerful idea - that I might play a small part in building a better New Jersey. A better America!
I am the right man for this job! You know it, I know it, and the good people of New Jersey know it!
Governor Christie, I await your phone call!
2006: KN, AC, and Senator John Kerry [now Secretary of State Kerry].
2010: KN, John Kerry, and former MA senator, Scott Brown.