So here we go..
You may have seen that the Johanns camp has raised $1.5 million and has a mil COH now. The Flynn campaign will never know what hit them.
And MJ has a new intro video for his website and…it’s a pleasant surprise. Shockingly, for a campaign, it actually looks like it was produced post 1985. There are no plants, and he’s not even sporting a tie. Now, of course, it’s a bit corny, and we think probably gives too much air time to Stephanie. But nonetheless, it comes across as upbeat, relaxed and modern. Not sure if this is a Schrock piece or not, but who ever put it together did a nice job.
On the “Dem” side, apparently Kleeb and Raimondo are going to make up their collective minds soon. Who really knows though, right?
As was reported last week, Paul Johnson is up from his Shreveport, Louisiana house to consult for Raimondo and probably put an easy $50K in the bank And Johnson went ahead and registered raimondo2008.com for Tony (according to the registration info). Nothing there yet…
On the Presidential front, you probably saw that Dave Heineman trooped off to Iowa for Romney. And just to make sure there were other Nebraskans there for the runners-up, Mike Fahey showed his support for Hillary.
Of course while Bob Kerrey wasn’t shooting his mouth off about Obama being his kind of Muslim, he was telling KFAB that he’s too old to be Vice President — in case anyone came asking.
And then Chuck Hagel will be in Norman, Oklahoma with lots of middle-of-the-roaders who are itching to jump on the Mike Bloomberg bandwagon. Of course, Bloomberg toldnone other than Ryan Seacrest on New Year’s Eve that he “will not” run for President. The NYT’s did an analysis of the “Shermanesque” statement.
And then there are the young Nebraska Dems. If you read the blogs, the kids over at the NNN, have been duking it out as to whether the Nebraska Dems are doing their job by supporting a possible Raimondo run. The NNN leader, Kyle Michaelis, has been comically pro-Raimondo as soon as TR became a Democrat. (Had Raimondo run as a GOPer,Michaelis would have labeled him an anti-labor Fascist.)
So there are a few outspoken Dems, banging the anti-Raimondo drum. One, Brian T. Osborn, the Phelps County Dem Chair, has even threatened to sue the party for violating its own constitution for supporting Raimondo and “allowing” him to run as a Dem. (Our non-investigated analysis leads us to believe that the Nebraska statutes will allow TR to run as a Dem no matter what.)
Anywho, Michaelis took it upon himself to draft an essay to the Dem State Central Committee on why Osborn is bad for the party, etc. etc. And when we say “etc.”, we mean ETC! Up on Daily Kos, you can see the small book Michaelis wrote hacking at Osborn. It’s 1,600 words! Sixteen hundred! The Gettsyburg Address is only 278 words. The Declaration of Independence is 1,325! Heck, the Rosetta Stone only has 1,200 words, and it was in three different languages! So, the message there is clearly, “If you want to be a Democrat, adhere to the party line, or you’re out of the club!”
Speaking of which, we’ve heard a rumor of ANOTHER Republican joining the Dems, this time to run against Lee Terry. But we’re not going to propagate that one until we see some actual movements, and not just the standard head-fakes.
What say you L St readers?! It should be a fun year…