First let’s look at the anti-recallers and their “16 Day” plan over at Forward Omaha. They are apparently going to come out with sixteen groups, or something, who support the Mayor and are against the recall.
Their first was a laundry list of environmental groups, starting with the Sierra Club, who love bike coordinators and presumably red, ethanol powered, SUVs.
But we were a little curious about the second group when we read about it in the OWH.
The OWH says — and this apparently came via a release from Forward Omaha — that Day 2 was sponsored by “ the Latino Caucus of Nebraska.”
Um…except it’s not.
A quick trip over to the Forward Omaha website will tell you that Day 2 is “sponsored by” (whatever that means) The Nebraska Democratic Latino Caucus. And it is on Nebraska Democratic Party stationery.
Well, how about that! Democrats and their sub-groups support Suttle! That IS something to crow about.
We wonder what other Nebraska Democrat caucuses support Suttle? Think he will get the sponsorship of the Nebraska Democrat Skeet Shooting caucus? Or maybe the Teen Bike Riders Caucus (which may possibly overlap with Day 1’s environmental groups, but we won’t quibble.)
But OK, the Nebraska Democrat Latino Caucus must have some solid reasons for supporting Suttle, right?
Well, look no further than the headline: the recall is “bad”.
Yup, it’s bad.
Oh wait, check that, it’s more than that:
“WE LOSE HOPE FOR LATINOS AND ALL RESIDENTS IN OMAHA.”
You lose hope? Really??? You “lose hope” because Jim Suttle isn’t up in the 3rd floor office at the City/County Building? Wow, that’s some life you’ve got working there if it’s allllll riding on Jim Suttle. Sort of threw all your eggs in an unusual basket, no?
Well in any case, on Day 3 we await the next hyperbole from the Forward Omahans.
We are betting on a sponsorship from Princess Leia (“Help me Jim Suttle. You’re our only hope.”)
And then Channel 3 features the TV ad from the Pro-recallers — namely “Citizen’s for Omaha’s Future”. KMTV says they have it set up in their rotation, just waiting for the payment to air it.
If it gets sent to us, we will post it here, but in the mean time, you can glean parts of it from KMTV’s report:
**UPDATE We have the vid now**
You can see that the main thing they are hitting on here is Suttle’s negotiation of the police union contract. That tends to be an issue that gets people pretty riled up. (Though of course, it may rile up the unions against the recallers as well.)
Not sure when we will see this spot on TV, or if the recallers will focus any funds they have on the crucial, yet less sexy, mail, voter ID and get-out-the-vote plans.
It is all about turnout, turnout, turnout kids.
All of the free and paid media is interesting, but the group with the best turnout plans will likely be the one toasting on the evening of the 25th.
And by the way, we note that the Mayor has been beating on the “five wealthy people decided the election should have a 5th quarter,” drum set.
That sounds much better than “29,000 people decided to follow the state law,” eh?