Nothing super new happening in the Nebraska political world.
Republicans wait to see who else will get in the Senate race — Jeff Fortenberry? Dave Heineman? Bob Kerrey?
Once Governor Dave makes his call, all the rest may or may not begin to rustle. If he is in, look for the field to settle, and potentially settle out. You could bet that Fort would not get in at that point. And most likely neither would Cosmic Bob.
If Heineman sits it out? Fort could take a much harder look, or just make a decision. And Kerrey will have to end his magic carpet ride and announce that decision he said he’d make by January 12th. We still expect him to enjoy the non-Senate life.
And we know that if Fort ultimately decides, chaos will ensue (mass hysteria, yard sign forests, full employment for GOP consultants…)
But in the mean time, we may as well look at what happened to the state’s neighbor to the east last night.
Rick Santorum? Really Iowa? C’mon.
He ain’t Mr. Conservative. Or even Mr. Right. He’s the 2011/12 definition of Mr. Right Now. He peaked at just the right time…last. Heck, he wasn’t even the first not-Romney to get kicked to the curb. He was, in fact the last. So yeah, couple of basketball crowds worth of Iowans think he’s their man. Awesome.
We just don’t expect to see his face on one of those gold dollars that no one uses anytime soon.
And just because it’s the talk of the Twitters (and if you’re over 18), Google “Santorum”. You have been warned that the search results are not…uh…clean.
State Senator Deb Fischer wants people to vote on new taxes. And Senator Avery wants RC Cola and Vess drinkers to fund your Biggest Loser contest. Feel free to discuss.
And since it is what everyone in the Lincoln (and now Bellevue!) area wants to talk about, feel free to give us your list for possible successors to to Jeff Fortenberry in NE-1. We will post a list tomorrow.