A few interesting notes from the story in the OWH about whether or not Ben Nelson will run for reelection in 2012.
First various talkers predicted (as no doubt directed) that Ben will run again. Then again, Tony Raimondo also told us way back when that he would be a lifelong Republican, so take it for what it’s worth.
But then note the names Robynn Tysver listed as being interested in a Senate bid, along with Bruning, Flynn and Stenberg: State Auditor Mike Foley and Rep Jeff Fortenberry.
Now we are still of the belief that either Foley or Fortenberry may run, but not both.
So for one, the fact that either is listed means that there is still some serious consideration going on.
However, we and many other had pretty much marked Fort off the list. Well, that is unless Nelson decides not to run in 2012. In which case the floodgates may open, and someone like Fortenberry would be much more likely to run.
And again, the fact that the OWH printed that each of those two is interested means that there is some serious consideration by each.
Not to mention, who the OWH may back.
Then there was Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle on his media kvetching tour — first there was Channel 6, then KFAB, and now his woe-is-me to the OWH.
And who is really taking the brunt of this Recall business? Well, the Mayor says, that would be his nine-year-old grandson. (Of course maybe the Mayor should direct Sonny towards Captain Underpants instead of the blogs.)
But here is an idea: Shouldn’t the Mayor resign now, instead of subjecting the boy to all this pain and anguish?
(Hey, he invoked his grandson, not us.)
And for Roget’s sake Aida, please hand the Mayor another cliché instead of “nose-to-the-grindstone”. He is giving worn-out phrases a bad name. Sounding like a broken-record. You get the picture.
And we are still hearing rumblings about the various candidates who may or may not get into the race, should the Mayor fall in January.
Of course many of the names are all based on whether or not the GOP Elephant in the room, Hal Daub, gets in or not.
If he is out, you will probably need a Rolodex to keep track of all the interested candidates.