2014 The gubernatorial campaign of Scott Milne had one distinguishing feature: Scott Milne did what Scott Milne wanted to do and said what he wanted to say. In an odd sort of way, it reminds me of one Donald J. Trump.
Appear grossly unprepared in public forums? Check.
Give long, meandering, stream-of-consciousness answers to questions? Check.
No attempt at all to hew to Republican orthodoxy? Check.
No attempt to open or maintain communication with the VTGOP? Check.
No effort to raise money or build a campaign infrastructure? Check.
His inner circle basically consisting of family members? Check.
Propensity to grind personal axes on the campaign trail? Check.
Donald Trump without the energy and Brut-drenched charisma, you might say. Better hair, tho.
He’s pursuing the same contrarian course in his present challenge to eternal incumbent Sen. Patrick Leahy.