And we still can’t get over Kerrey’s transparently phony, pandering, condescending bit of palaver thrown down from Kerrey’s ivory tower. In his response to Brown, Bob decided to wax poetic about Fly-Over Country.
Kerrey told Brown how he’s “calling all his friends” in Nebraska.
“One friend had to turn his combine off in order to hear…”
“Another just returned from checking his fences…”
“The harvest is underway, the yields are good and prices high.”
“That’s why I worry about a precipitous withdrawal from Iraq…”
“…it’s why I worry about the future costs of entitlements…”
“blah blah blah Republicans should worry…”
If Kerrey decides he’s not going to run, next everyone will look at Omaha Mayor Mike Fahey. But you don’t need to look much further than Fahey’s comments on Hal Daub’s departure to get a sense where Fahey is.
“I certainly understand why, at this time, he chose to vacate, and I wish him all the best.”
So that means the potato falls in Scott Kleeb’s lap, right? But these days many view Kleeb as being more interested in trying again against Congressman Adrian Smith than being the sacrificial lamb to the Johanns Juggernaut © (that’s right, it’s OUR nickname).
(But if Kerrey does decide against running, we think it would be a smooth move to announce it at Hastings College and immediately endorse Kleeb. He’d be passing the torch, right? Make it happen Jane.)
And whither Anthony Raimondo? We’re not sure what his story is (though at least one commenter claims he plans to stay in the GOP).
Don suggested that because he buried his mention of poll in the 12th paragraph of his story, it shouldn’t get as much attention. Huh? So we should instead focus on Mike Johanns’ Kenyan Roast and ignore that flaming spear that’s been thrown down? C’mon Don.
All that being said, let’s see what the three polls looked like, prior to the Daub pull-out: