GOP Candidate Quick to Name-Drop Cousin Obama, Also Quick to Dis Him

Jan 29, 2014 3:45pm

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Dr. Milton Wolf wants you to know two things about him — he is President Obama’s cousin and he wants to be Obama’s arch nemesis.

Wolf, a radiologist and a long-shot candidate for U.S. Senate in Kansas, has never been shy about touting his distant familial ties to the president. And he’s even more outspoken about wanting to foil Obama’s every move.

Fittingly, his response to Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night was titled: “Family’s Response to the State of the Union.”

In the YouTube video, Milton seems to relish the fun of it all.

“You cannot choose your family, but you can choose to rise up and stop your family from destroying America,” he says.

“You want to drive Barack Obama crazy?  Send his fearless conservative cousin to the United States Senate.”

Headline grabbing, for sure. But then again, that’s the point.

Before Wolf can get to the Senate, he has to first unseat Republican incumbent Pat Roberts, who has won every election since his first in 2006 with 60 percent of the vote or more.

And with no previous electoral history, Wolf has to work fast to build name recognition both inside and outside the state.

In an interview with the Washington Post on Tuesday, Wolf said he could think of one thing he and Obama agree on, and it was really about himself.

“I don’t think there’s a darn thing that Barack Obama has said or has done that I would agree with,” Wolf said. “There is maybe one thing he has said that I’ll admit to agreeing with.”

“In fact, it’s the only thing I’m aware of that he’s said publicly about me. He has said that I’m a nice guy. I’ll agree with that.”

 

 

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