This morning the LJS is reporting that former Nebraska Governor Kay Orr would like state Senator Deb Fischer to run for U.S. Senate.
She really doesn’t get into any details except,
Orr said she wants a Republican nominee who will place principle ahead of political calculation.
“Too often, the discussion is about political consequences and political fallout,” she said. “There is too little consideration of (whether) this is the right thing to do, the principled thing to do.
“That’s why we need a person of strong moral character and principles,” she said.
Is Orr suggesting that Jon Bruning or Don Stenberg do not have strong moral character? Well, we don’t know if that is what she intended to say, but that is sure the way it came out.
We have said before and we will say again that Deb Fischer could make a great U.S. Senator — and could be a great candidate against Ben Nelson. But in order to get there, she would need a serious financial infusion. And for her supporters to simply hammer Jon Bruning — is there another way to put it? — they aren’t going to get her get there.
Here is the deal: Unless the Haters can get a serious amount of cash to wage a serious campaign for another candidate, there is no use to bashing the candidates that are already in. Now maybe the anti-Bruning plan is to create doubt in the leading current candidate, and thereby encourage the deep pockets that they should invest in someone new.
Interesting strategy. Except that if Fischer or someone else doesn’t end up getting the cash or running, then you have just knocked your best candidates for no apparent reason.
If Kay Orr and David Kramer and any others really want to make it happen for Deb Fischer or any other candidates, they should show them the money. Then they can take to the papers and blast away. Otherwise they should probably just go the direct route and write a check to Ben Nelson.
And speaking of Nelson, he is atop his pedestal proclaiming that he won’t take his salary during any potential government shutdown.
That’s nice. Are we to understand that he needs it in the first place? Will he feel some sort of pain from that that? Are we supposed to empathize?
How about instead, “I’m going to convince the Majority Leader to come around and help push the sensible proposed budget through.”
Because remember, he is the conservative Democrat who always votes with the Republicans, right? Right?
Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle is going to talk about his recall campaign at the National Press Club. It will be interesting to hear what he tries to sell there.
Suggested question #1: How many homeless people does the average bus hold and how many do you need to pay to really effect the campaign?
Per our post the other day about redistricting, we hear that the “Take all of Sarpy, and all of Douglas, but cut out portions of north and central Douglas” for NE-2 is probably not on the table anymore.
But then again, maybe it is. Let’s just wait until we hear an actual proposal, eh?
We heard there was a primary election recently in Nebraska’s capital city.
Please let us know when the general election gets competitive and we will send a correspondent.