(No word on whether DH asked Mitt if Jesus and Satan are brothers…)
That makes only the second major Nebraska pol to endorse a Presidential candidate. Rep. Lee Terry is the other, supporting Fred Thompson’s candidacy quite a while back. Of course, with Fred’s fade of late, we’ll see at what point Lee decides to ride another horse — like many other early supporters seem to be doing.
The other members of the House, Reps Jeff Fortenberry and Adrian Smith, seem to be sitting back for now. Both were supported heavily by the White House during their initial Congressional runs, for what that’s worth.
On the other side of the Capitol, Senator Chuck Hagel hasn’t endorsed anyone formally. But of course when he’s been asked, he usually touts his buddy Democrat Senator Joe Biden as someone who he thinks would be good (and even sported the “Biden for Prez” t-shirt ). And then, of course, there’s the New York Boy – Nebraska Boy connection with Mayor Mike Bloomberg.
Senate candidate Mike Johanns hasn’t committed to anyone that we know of. The Jon Bruning for Senate camp got calls from John McCain, but at the time told McCain he was waiting to see if Chuck Hagel would run (back when he was a “Hagel guy”). Don’t know if Jon has called McCain back.
And then there’s the Benator. There was some goofy talk a while back that he would be a good Veep for Hillary, but that got shot down like a turkey at his Platte River compound. But let’s see…Nelson is pro-war, pro-life, pro-conservative judges, anti-illegal immigrant, and, we think, pro-“Nebraska values”. That puts him in either the Romney or Giuliani camps, right?
Tell ya what. We’ll open this one up as well. Who’s YOUR Presidential candidate, and why?