Since entering the race for the GOP nomination for Florida’s US Senate seat, Cornelius Harvey McGillicuddy IV has rocketed to the top of the polls, despite being in the race for the least amount of time.
This rise in the polls is attributed, by both friend and foe to the residual recognition of Cornelius Harvey McGillicuddy’s name. That’s because Cornelius Harvey McGillicuddy does not go by that name, but by the simpler nomen Connie Mack.
Mack’s relationship with his personal family history is one of the most interesting dynamics of the man. Certainly he wants to run as his own man, but it doesn’t hurt – actually it’s never hurt – that his father was a popular U.S. Senator and his great-grandfather of the legendary owner and manager of the Philadelphia A’s.
And if you look at Mack’s website, it’s quite apparent he’s proud of his family’s political history. But in this political era of “We Are the 99%”, how smart is it to remind voters, for example, that your maternal step-great grandfather was US Senator Tom Connally?