Ray Richardson is a talk show host on WLOB. He also has in own website: www.rayrichardson.com. I think of Ray as a Rush Limbaugh without the sense of humor, a Sean Hannity without the cleverness, and an Ann Coulter without the anorexia. No matter my disagreement with right-wing talk radio, I will admit that they are smart, focused, and can argue persuasively. Luckily for Maine Democrats, none of those qualities apply to Ray Richardson.
Like many conservatives, Ray seems to have a strong “gut check” form of logic. In other words, if it hits him right off as icky or wrong, he is against it. It rarely requires more than 2.7 seconds to arrive at any conclusion; any facts supplied later are merely obstacles. Causes du jour include opposing gay marriage, opposing laws against discrimination towards gays, and opposing general gay-ness. Dude doesn’t like gays.
Other causes include unequivocal support of losing candidates such as Chandler Woodcock, Charlie Summers Dean Scontras, and John Frary. His 2008 Republican “Dream Team” was President Fred Thompson and Vice President Tom Tancredo. Wow. I wish Mr. Richardson many more happy years of political windmill tilting.
Unfortunately, Mr. Richardson may no longer be a poster at As Maine Goes due to a hasty decision to insult the Editor’s honor when a third party sort-of-not-really questioned the honor of Ray’s wife. No word yet whether Mr. Richardson, a transplanted Southerner, donned his white dueling gloves while typing that fateful last post.