These days candidates no longer campaign. They do tours.
, Democratic gubernatorial candidate, held a campaign kickoff event Monday in Barre and then set out on a loop around the state -- a two-day tour. To read an account of her kickoff event, go here.Markowitz
is one of five Democratic candidates vying for the party's nomination to run against -- presumably -- Republican Brian Dubie
, who has also been on one long business tour this winter.
One line in Markowitz's
speech Monday in Barre raised a question in my mind. She declared, "I'm not a professional politician."Markowitz
has held elected office for a dozen years. That's been her job. So what is the definition of a professional politician? Who is one and who isn't?
-- Nancy Remsen
Labels: Deb Markowitz, vermont politics