At debate, Orr and Atwood flunk their history lesson

Last evening, the Republican candidates for Assembly held a debate hosted by the New Jersey Herald.  About 40 or so people showed up to the Sussex County Community College to hear Nathan Orr and David Atwood explain why they should be there in the first place. 


Orr, aged 25, has run for office before but has never held office.  He has tried to argue that his experience in student government has prepared him for the rigors of battling and negotiating with the majority Democrats in Trenton. 


Atwood, who used a different name (Wygonski) to vote with as late as November of last year, has never voted in a Republican primary before.  He is an Illinois native whose only other participation in the political process was showing up to vote in the 2012 presidential election.  He couldn't be bothered to vote for his buddy Orr when he was on the ballot in 2015.


Orr flunked his history lesson by comparing himself to Donald Trump.  Orr, like a growing number of egoists with more arrogance than gray matter, said that because Trump won, he can win.  Orr apparently forgets that Donald Trump is worth $3.5 billion -- that's billion, with a "B".  Orr also forgets that at age 25 (the age Orr is now), Donald Trump formally took control of his father's real estate development company, Elizabeth Trump & Son, which he would rename the Trump Organization.


Nope Nathan... you're no Donald.


Atwood flunked his history lesson too.  In trying to compare himself to Ronald Reagan, his mistake was in not understanding how Ronald Reagan got to be President Reagan.  Atwood is apparently under the impression that Reagan did not hold political office before entering the White House.  In fact, Ronald Reagan was a twice-elected Governor of the California, the most populous state in America.  Reagan was elected Governor in 1966 and again in 1970.  Reagan was the top politician in the nation's most populated state from 1967 to 1975.  Reagan was heavily involved as a speaker in the 1964 presidential campaign of Barry Goldwater, before running for President himself in 1968 and 1976.  Reagan was successful in the 1980 presidential contest and won re-election in 1984.


Sorry Atwood... you're no Reagan.