New Hal Daub for Mayor ad up, entitled “Enforce”.
Pretty straightforward spot on Jim Suttle’s dismissal of the illegal immigration problem.
Sunday’s OWH poll showed Daub ahead of Suttle in their recent poll of 384 registered (note registered, not likely, voters) 42% – 39%, with 18% undecided. The poll has a margin of error of nearly five points, so it’s a statistical dead heat.
We would note that these numbers are immediately skewed, as the primary showed that while the 2008 voter registrations increased significantly, it was essentially based on the cult-of-Obama effect — and many of those new voters don’t care a whip about voting Hal Daub or Jim Suttle.
In any case, we still found the results to be a poor showing for Suttle. Why?
Well, as noted in the article, Hal Daub carries high negatives. He has been around for a while, and people have an opinion of him — positively or negatively. So we’ve seen polling that shows Daub’s negatives around 38 or 39%. Yet Jim Suttle still can’t poll above that?
So Suttle pulls in the Daub haters. Fine. But that maxes him out. The fact that Hal Daub pulls in a solid number, save the undecideds, despite the Dem to Repub advantage in Omaha, says a lot for him.
Of course it still means his supporters have to get out and vote — and bring their friends. But if Jim Suttle thought his internal polls showed that he has it all wrapped up, he may just want to break into that package and see what it really holds.
And now something that all of Nebraska can really get excited about: The new license plates!
Once again, someone took approximately fifteen minutes out of their day and whipped together four plates with zero character or individuality to represent Nebraskans as they make their way to Wally World each summer.
Let’s take a look! (In our own order…)
And what’s the color-scheme here? Early 1970s communist bloc? Did someone really come up with this, or was this just the template they were working from, and couldn’t come up with a fourth choice?
Except that the way it fades on the right, it would seem that Iowa may just be creeping into that Good-ness — and that’s something we just can’t have. Thanks again for a whole lot of 100% un-creativeness. (It’s a word.)
“The prick of the Plains”. Yeah, yeah, everyone is so psyched about their state capitol. Except that ask anyone from another state and I’ll bet they’ll ask why there’s a skyscraper on the plates. And another question will be, with a snicker, “Is that Nebraska’s skyscraper?”
And then you’ll spend another ten minutes arguing that Nebraska has several skyscrapers and their state’s football team sucks and to shut the hell up.
So that brings us to…
The Meadowlark and the Goldenrod. OK, fine. If this doesn’t win, someone is just screwing with you. If the point of all this was, “Give them the Meadowlark and three others that no one would choose,” then mission accomplished.
I’d argue that the bird could be positioned better, or whatever, but considering the alternatives, I guess I’ll just keep my trap shut. (“Oh, the bird’s no good? Well then here’s your plain-label plate, buster!”)