It wasn’t so many years ago that West Hartford was a hot battleground between the GOP and the Democrats. I remember the tight fights, the vicious radio advertising, the divided boards, the feeling that our town wasn’t taken for granted by either party.
Now the Republicans are utterly in ruins. Their candidates get killed. Their agenda gets ignored. They’re hopelessly out of touch and almost without hope of recovery.
It’s a funny thing, really, that a town that keeps getting richer, with houses selling for prices that seem astounding to anyone who’s been around, is also turning more and more Democratic. I’m not sure why.
I am sure the GOP in this town had better pull its collective head out of its collective ass. We need two parties that are competitive to keep them both somewhat honest, open and attentive to the taxpayers.