Ben Westlund’s Video: Maverick, Messiah, or Madman?

State Senator Bend Westlund has disrobed his Republican Party registration and taken on a new fashion as a registered Independent. This begs the brain trust to address some unavoidable questions. Is he a new prophet for the fast growing independent party in Oregon? Will he take more votes from Kulongoski or his GOP challenger? Will his limited lung capacity guarantee that he won’t be another windbag politician?

Before you jump to conclusions, you must first visit his video “Why I am running” presentation. A truly long and lingering, bizzarre video worthy of your attention if you are a politico-phile.