First to put ya’ll in the caucusin’ spirit, here’s a little Separated at Hat…er Birth for ya… Scotty Kleeb and Barack Obama…
And why exactly? Does Powers think that Hillary coming to a steak fry in Blair will make her truly understand the Nebraskan’s plight?
Powers, as others have said, is flatly selling his vote.
There’s an old saw that back in the 1980 Presidential race, a New Hampshire-ite was asked who he was going to vote for in the GOP Primary. The guy responded, “Well, I like this Reagan fella, but I’ve only met him twice.” So is that the new standard Powers and the Nebraska Dems want to set?
As long as the primary system is set up this way and people like Powers will try to get candidates to suck up to them personally, the system will continue down this ridiculous path. In the mean time, eat up those Obama radio ads. Aren’t they swell?
Ben Nelson recently spoke energy policy breakfast in DC. The Hill caught Nelson’s presentation, where he took time to take shots at … Mike Johanns! You know just in case you were wondering what the tenor of the Senate campaign was going to be.
Now we knew he was bitter about Chuck Hagel’s support of Pete Ricketts lin ’06, but we didn’t think Nelson would shoot this low, this early on. And what does Nelson try to hit Johanns on? The tired “Johanns left the Ag Dept early” schtick.
The funny thing is, Earl Ben Nelson is the LAST person who should be talking about this. Why? Because, you’ll remember, it was NELSON who signed a pledge in 1994 that he would serve out his whole term as Governor — then promptly ran for Senate just two years later. Gee Ben, we thought Governor was your “Dream job”…
And when pols complain about Johanns nowadays, it’s because of the languishing Farm Bill.
But guess where that Farm Bill is languishing?
The Senate Ag Committee!
And guess who sits on that committee???
Yuh-huh, Ol’ Bennie Nelson!
At this point we can pretty much guarantee that Nelson will next criticize Johanns for dying his hair…
We’re waiting for just a little more info on Richard N. Carter, a Democrat who’s “thinking” about running against Lee Terry. Of course, the local Dems are all hot and bothered about a veteran running as a Democrat — except that, at this point, no one seems to know anything about the guy.