Will Jon Bruning drop out of the U.S. Senate race?
(State Republican hear Senate contenders – OWH – 11/18/07.)
The most recent evidence is Bruning’s appearance at the GOP State Central Committee meeting.
- No criticism of Johanns.
- Didn’t address the entire group.
- Talking about running a kinder,gentler campaign.
- And when directly confronted, Bruning campaign manager Jordan McGrain appeared to choose his words carefully:
“We’re prepared to go to the end.”
Well, yes, they’re prepared to. But that’s very different from, “We will go to the end…”
Frankly, we’re a little bummed that the fire-breathing, carpet bombing Bruning didn’t show up. But we shouldn’t be surprised.
Bruning may be a lot of things, but he’s not stupid. For one, he has obviously realized that constant attacks on the political equivalent of Mr. Rogers are not going to endear him to Republican voters. And if he loses with that strategy, where does it put him? Would he get full party support for the next office he would run for?
We’re not saying that we think Bruning should get out. Or that he would definitely lose to Johanns.
But we do think that HE’s thinking that very hard.
And where will that put Leavenworth Street?
Well, with very little to write about…