Will he run for Senate in 2012? Governor (like he’s really always wanted) in 2010?
Will the polar ice caps melt before then, pushing forward a run for Senator of the Island of New Canada?
We’ll make that post on our wrist computer from our flying car.
In the mean time, Mike Johanns appeared with Bruning at his going-away gig, and KMTV Ch 3 has a pretty funny video, where Bruning tells Ch 3’s Dave Roberts to F-off, in so many words.
Dave: “When you told us last Wednesday that ‘I am running hard and running to win,’ were you already considering leaving the race when you said that to us?”
Bruning: “Yeah sure. Absolutely . Yeah I am not going to inform you every step of the way what I am thinking, my deepest inner thoughts, you know. You’re not my psychologist right.”
We will all sorely miss the Bruning Campaign.
But since the Johanns Juggernaut© continues to force out all comers, we can now set our sights firmly on the Dem side of the aisle to check out the true goofiness that’s going on over there.
Scott Kleeb is the Dem’s current Hamlet in the “To Be or Not To Be A Candidate” sweepstakes. But Kleeb has made it known during his travels that he has no real desire to be the Dem’s sacrificial lamb at the Altar of Johanns. Does that mean he’ll take on Smith again? Maybe — though losing twice to Adrian Smith isn’t exactly a feather in his cap either. Don’t be surprised if he simply runs for the Legislature and bides his time. (And for a fully insightful analysis of the Kleeb Conundrum, check out The Rothenberg Political Report’s view here.)
So that leaves…Tony Raimondo? They laughed when Leavenworth Street suggested this a while back! Oh, they laughed!
Tony himself sneered, “Only Leavenworth Street is talking about that…”
So who’s sneering now, seeeeee?
The Huffington Post recently did a review of the Raimondo Riverdance, wherein, if you didn’t know, Tony now wants to run as a Democrat. Why? Well, because he couldn’t beat Mike Johanns for the nom as a GOPer. So, you know…other party.
Let’s just spell it out here. If the Dems have no one to challenge Johanns for the U.S. Senate, that is a sad state of affairs for the Dems.
But if they allow Tony Raimondo, a Republican, to take the nomination, they are worse than sad.
They are a complete and utter joke of a political party.
The Greens are a MUCH more respectable party than the Dems, if that happens.
Heck, the Nebraska Party is way more respectable.
And don’t think this is lost on the Dems. Over on their party’s default blog (the NNN ), there is a virtual shoving match going on over this.
But hey, Tony’s got some cash to throw around, and maybe Mike Johanns will push Tom Osborne down a flight of stairs on camera. Then, voila! Senator Tony! And he and Ben can fly around on Tony’s jet together. Just like old times.
But, in the mean time, Happy Turkey Day.
We’re humbled and thankful that you keep coming by to read.
So get some extra whipped cream on that pie. You deserve it.