In any case, here is the breakdown of the Esch for Congress poll provided on RCP:
Lee Terry 47%
Jim Esch 38%
RCP then gives these Esch poll numbers as well.
Generic GOPer 42%
Generic Dem 37%
One should note that there are NO cross-tabs presented with this. We have already heard evidence of the “push for” and “push against” questions Esch used in his poll, so who knows what to make of these numbers.
One interesting note is that when the poll-ee gets Lee Terry’s name over “generic GOP”, he goes up 5%. When they hear Jim Esch over a generic Dem, he goes up just 1%.
RCP closes with this observation:
National Democrats have yet to name Esch to any of their top challengers programs, while Terry has already raised about as much as he did in the 2006 cycle.
“.pdf him, Dano”
When is a book not a book?
That would be when it is a .pdf document of bullet points and repeated sections.
Kamp Kleeb put out Scott’s manifesto to make glorious these United States. But instead of calling it a plan or a policy, Kleeb calls it his “Policy Book“.
Oh sure, there’s no actual cover, it hasn’t been published anywhere, you certainly can’t buy it on Amazon.com, and of course it is really just a .pdf document — but calling it a book sounds much more like he put out “Faith of My Fathers” or “Profiles in Courage” or something.
But it is not the fact that it repeats sections verbatim over and over or that it wasn’t exactly proofread before it went out (“paid for by Nebraskans for”) (“give farmers the piece of mind they need”) that made us snicker upon its release.
No what made us chuckle was WHERE the “Man of the People” unveiled his “book”.
At Omaha’s… The French Cafe’.
Hey Scott, did you pass out free samples of their famous Les Escargots Bourgignons with every copy? Did you and Jane share the Chateaubriand for two? We wonder if the members of the press got out of there for under $100 apiece.
Then in the AP story on Kleeb’s “tome“, the reporter asked him about Johann’s experience and Kleeb’s lack thereof. And Kleeb replied thusly:
“There’s such a thing as bad experience.”
That is a pretty ballsy thing for someone who just started his FIRST “full-time” job less than a year ago. And to say it about an attorney, former City Councilman, former Mayor, former Governor and former Cabinet Secretary. We’re sure Mike would have been much better off finding himself riding around in a pick-up waxing nostalgic on the history of cow-punching.
And then Kleeb claims that Mike Johanns’s positions were “flown in from Washington”. This from someone who has been sitting drinking Rolling Rocks with his ultra-liberal confidants in Manhattan and pouring beers with the liberal blogger elites in Dallas. Oh, but wait, look at his real dusty boots!
Well, at least this race may get interesting now…