Short and sweet and late on this 3rd to last day of the year…
Bob Kerrey told WOWT that he will make up his mind about whether or not to run for the Democrat nom for U.S. Senate (from Nebraska, by the way) within the “next 10 or 14 days”.
For those of you who understood there would be no math involved here, that puts his self-imposed deadline at January 12, 2012. If that is the same day as the Mayan Apocalypse, don’t go blaming us.
Of course, Kerrey said he will decide by then, but did not say he would announce by then – a’la Ben Nelson. So who the hell knows. FWIW, all the national prognosticators are pretty much of one that he will not run.
Most probably could not imagine him uprooting from Greenwich Village to Dundee. Or McLean.
To sort of bolster the “he’s actually considering it” theory, Ben Nelson said that he did talk to Kerrey, but does not know what he will do.
And then, just for old times sake, Nelson said he was still on the fence about his decision about making a decision. Seeing as he is not really retiring, and all.
WOWT also got a near-no from Democrat Lincoln Mayor Chris Beutler on whether or not he would run for Senate.
Of course in politics, a no is never even a no and a near-no is practically a yes. But in Beutler’s case, we just do not see him succeeding statewide, and he probably does not either.
And CNN said that with President Obama threatening to use economic sanctions against Iran, and Iran threatening to close the Strait of Hormuz, and that precipitating a possible Gulf naval war and the shut down of oil supplies, that the whole thing has the potential to cripple the world economy.
Oh my. If ONLY the United States had access, you know, by a pipeline or something, to conflict-free oil, from, say, a friendly neighbor, we would be in such a better situation.
But WHERE could we get such oil? WHERE we ask??? And HOW?????
If only there were more windmills…
We still do not have any solid intel on whether or not Rep. Jeff Fortenberry intends to make a Senate run.
But if he does, it seems that there are plenty who would make a bid at his seat. And the commenters can tell you who would be awesome and who would be terrible in such a spot. We are very open to suggestions right now.
But we do not think the whole thing is such a crazy concept. Full-employment for GOP operatives, in a primary anyway.
Last chance to give your thoughts for Leavenworth Street Nebraska Politician of the Year. We will be burning the midnight oil at the Leavenworth Street offices to give you our answer tomorrow.