Four years ago even many optimistic Democrats didn’t really believe they would pick up Indiana (11), North Carolina (15) or an Omaha electoral vote in Nebraska, which like Maine awards one vote per congressional district. All three went for Obama by small margins. Indiana is very likely to desert Obama next time, as is the Cornhusker district, barring another big Obama victory.
This coincides with the KVNO summary of the NE-2 race, noting the 2010 race, and thinking about 2012.
Once line from that story caught our attention.
Nebraska Democratic Party Executive Director Jim Rogers had this to say about the coming Presidential election:
Jim Rogers of the Nebraska Democrats predicted African Americans and Latinos, angered by what they perceive as Republican disrespect for the president, will again turn out in high numbers.
“Disrespect”? Well then, glad that we are talking about the issues again. And Rogers must have missed the recent reports that Obama’s Latino support is now below 50%…
A couple of days ago, a bill was proposed in a Senate committee that would have prevented the National Labor Relations Board from filing lawsuits against companies that want to move to “Right To Work” states, such as Nebraska. This proposal was the result of Boeing wanting to build a new plane in South Carolina instead of Washington, because of labor woes.
But guess who came to the rescue of the AFL-CIO in defeating the bill?
That would be one Democrat Senator Ben Nelson.
This is clearly Nelson coming in for the unions, since he is ditching them in their effort to build the Keystone XL Pipeline. Was there any especially heavy pressure on Nelson in this situation?
Nelson making an embarrassing backroom political deal? Crazy, right?
Who won the debate last night?
With that many involved it is always a toss-up, but man, Texas Governor Rick Perry had a tough time on his attempted slam of Mitt Romney, no? He looked better earlier, though.
But when does Perry look really good? In this bitchin’ Michael Bay-esque campaign video!
We are totally going to see that movie. Betcha he crushes the asteroid or Obama or whatever at the end.
And who among us CAN’T get enough of the Israel-Palestine arguing? This of course only goes back a few thousand years or so. But the more recent history goes back 80 or so.
So if you want a fairly light refresher course, via one of those white-board drawings, this is pretty good:
You can watch while you’re killing those last 20 minutes of your Friday.
And GO Huskers and don’t look past the Cowboys! (Like we may or may not have done earlier in the week…)
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