Well, that would be because they published them the next day.
So, let us take a look:
Nelson Job Performance
Not sure 9%
(We note parenthetically here, that for Nelson they give “Job Approval” where for all his potential GOP opponents, they give “Favorabilty”. That is not exactly apples-to-apples for comparison sake. Though we do get matchup numbers, so maybe it is a wash. But still, something to think about from the self-identified Democrat polling firm.)
Back in February, Nelson’s Approval was at 39% and his disapproval at 50% And that was before the national Democrats poured over $600,000 in TV and radio ads into Nebraska. And his numbers go down?
Gee, wonder why there are still rumors that he may not run.
But there are those that still see a glimmer of hope for Nelson’s reelection. These are based on…
Ben Nelson 42%
Jon Bruning 46%
Ben Nelson 41%
Don Stenberg 44%
Ben Nelson 41%
Deb Fischer 39%
To that we say, pffffph. (It’s in the dictionary.)
Nelson gets glowing press from the Nebraska MSM outlets.
He has had nonstop ads on TV.
In the mean time, Bruning has been getting hammered in the media, any time Stenberg’s name comes up it mentions that he lost to Nelson, and hardly anyone has heard of Deb Fischer.
Yet Nelson is still losing to Bruning and Stenberg, and only barely beats Fischer with a full 20% undecided. And the Dems want to cheer about this?
We will just say now that we heard a rumor yesterday about another possible entrant to the Senate race. Full and utter rumor. But with these kinds of numbers for Nelson, who has been spending like crazy already, we are not surprised to hear about all of those who think he can be beat.
And on to Nelson and his ubiquitous ads.
The Nebraska GOP filed a complaint against Nelson stating,
The Federal Election Act of 1971, as amended, states that the maximum coordinated spending limit between a political party committee and a Nebraska Senate candidate cannot exceed $240,600. However, according to public records the NDSCC and Ben Nelson have spent at least $458,625 in coordinated television campaign advertisements, which is a clear violation of the law.
And Nelson’s response (we paraphrase)?
Well, those ads, where I’m standing there talking to the camera, with my name plastered in the background, talking about my record as Governor and the way I’ve voted? Yeah, those aren’t really campaign ads. Those are issue ads. So those don’t count.
He and his manager Paul Johnson are kidding, right?
Well, we have gotten word that a certain liberal northeast newspaper, (not to be confused with the York News Times) may do an analysis of Nelson’s response.
Their gist: If Nelson can do this, then what is to stop American Crossroads or any other 527 from shooting an ad with the candidate and call it an issue ad to get around the FEC guidelines? The contention is that what Nelson has done here is either highly illegal or will turn the whole system of coordination on its head.
Well, Nelson is right about one thing: Something DOES smell here…
The “Occupy Wall Street” protesters likely heard about Steve Jobs’s death on their iPhones that they bought at the Apple store, via their provider, AT&T. And just guessing, but they probably revere the guy who owned about $2 billion worth of Apple stock and had a private corporate plane at his disposal.
We throw that out as we marvel at the “Occupy Wall Street” hordes — of which there is some sort of an “Occupy Omaha” fringe as well, believe it or not. (May we suggest just cutting to the chase and occupying the corner of 55th and Farnam?)
But you really want to know why the “kids” are marching and chanting and banging on drums with their friends, even though they really don’t know why?
First, let us hit that note. They DON’T know why. We keep hearing some goofball, “we must understand their rage!” support to stop capitalism or some such. Oh, shut up. Herman Cain put it very well saying, “If you’re not rich, blame yourself.” We’d love to know the percentage of those protesters who are college educated.
But have you gotten a load of their “demands”? Holy crap. Are they even slightly serious?
(We’ll give ‘em point #10 and being slightly sensible, but in these days not sure if it is even doable.)
[Oh wait, now they are saying those are just one guy’s demands and that, in fact, they have no demands. Huh. Then what am I supposed to do again?]
Anyway, here is the reason there are so many people taking part in these protests:
You get to go with your friends and march and bang on drums and chant the same chants with everyone else and forget about your day to day drab problems and feel like you are part of something.
And you know who else does this exact, same, thing?
(The Occupiers are probably doing some sort of equivalent to tailgating as well, but there are probably soy-dogs and a bike involved.)
But the difference is that football fans, after the game, are content to go home (and maybe bitch about the refs on a comment board). And while they are a little nutty (right?), no one is expecting the world to change when their team beats the crap out of Ohio State (for example).
Some are able to separate their entertainment from their reality. And others occupy Wall Street.
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