“Chuck Hagel isn’t a Nebraskan.”
“Jon Bruning is a liberal.”
“Chuck Hagel is an Independent.”
“Jon Bruning’s peeps write notes.”
In the words of A.J. Soprano: Can’t we all just get along?
And before anyone starts pointing fingers, there’s plenty of blame to go around for all this.
It might be wise for both the Hagel and Bruning camps to realize that taking the campaign to a low level (so early) may result in the whole GOP going down. To reference the Sopranos and/or the Godfather again, going to the mattresses is bad for business. Mark Quandahl may need to broker a sit-down before things really get out of hand (and that’s not a half-bad idea).
Keep in mind Nebraska GOP, that in the mean time, the Dems are sitting back laughing, laughing, laughing — at you, not with you. Because they realize that they have no real candidates for the job, and figure they might just slip in anyway.
Heck, last year they didn’t even field candidates for State Treasurer or Attorney General. They had to pull a Republican in to run for Auditor. They elected a U.S. Senator who ran on a Republican platform and is generally reviled by the rest of his party because of it.
And who are they itching to bring in to run for Senate? The President of New York City’s “The New School”. Who just recently sent out an email to Nebraska Democrats claiming:
“Democrats … won more than 65% of county races throughout the state.”
And what of their other wonder-boy, Omaha Mayor Mike Fahey, the Conqueror of Elkhorn? The Dems themselves say Fahey doesn’t really want the job. Fahey himself said he’d only like it so he could join the Senate “club”. New Omaha World Herald columnist Robert Nelson said this morning, while talking about the Disneyland colored water they put in Omaha’s Central Park Mall lagoon, suggested other items to the make it more Disney-like, such as:
Disney-like robot dolls in the Old Market.
An Ernie Chambers doll debating a William Jennings Bryan doll…
A Paul Landow doll operating a Mayor Fahey doll with marionette strings.
Oh, and let’s not forget the Nebraska Dem’s savior from Yale: Scott Kleeb. Yes, Kleeb, who says he still wants to run for office in Nebraska, is now featured at a Democrat fundraiser in Washington D.C.. His moniker for the event?
“The Yalie Nebraskan”? No.
“The Guy Who Got 45% of the Vote in NE-3”? Nuh-uh.
“That dude who married the Dem–talking-head chick who’s on Fox all the time”?
No…Mr. Kleeb’s sobriquet is…“The Hot Rancher”. Honest to gawd.
(Oh, and by the way, remember it’s ranch HAND. We’ll be happy to change that as soon as he actually owns a ranch…)