There was an old Lipton’s Soup ad campaign back in the 70’s where an anxious husband and kids would ask Mom, “Is it soup yet?!”, because they just couldn’t wait for their delicious powdered soup to be re-hydrated!
Well, there is a version of that playing in the GOP Senate race right now.
Bruning and Stenberg and Fischer (…and others) are all in.
But what of the rest?
Dave Heineman? Anonymous Omaha Businessman?
Is the GOP Field set yet?
Well, the other day Deb Fischer stated that she felt the field was set — because she doesn’t think Governor Dave will get in.
Then today, Don Stenberg — or whomever runs his Twitter account — Tweeted that “The field is set”. Well…except that “Don” seemed to be basing that on the Tweet of a “progressive” DC group, “The Atlas Project”, which tends to be about a week behind the times.
“Dave Heineman says that he won’t enter #NESen race, even if fmr Dem Sen. Bob Kerrey enters the race”
Uh, no. No, he didn’t say that.
So Stenberg seems to be basing their Set Field on some DC blogger who can’t read. And then Watchdog’s Deena Winter Tweeted that Stenberg has declared, “Field Set!”
And now Stenberg has sent out a release stating,
“Several news organizations are reporting today that Governor Dave Heineman is downplaying a run even if Bob Kerrey decides to get in the race.”
Wha? Fw! Buh!!
Really? This is what it’s come to? Re-Tweeting bogus “news” reports who re-Tweet you to make some garbage point? For the love of Pete…
Do we all remember our lives before freaking Twitter? Yeesh.
Anyway, this isn’t to say that the Field is not Set. It may very well be set. But, as Yogi the Bear said, “The field ain’t set until it’s set, Boo Boo.” (We are researching that quote.)
Could Governor Dave still get in? We think there is a possibility still. Likely? Probably not. But “never” has yet to be uttered.
Mysterious Omaha Businessman? Still Mysterious. And getting Mysteriouser by the day. We think that is even less likely, frankly.
Field Getting Setter? Probably. But unbunch those tightywhities please.
And there will be plenty of time for people to not watch any of the debates. (And besides, Don still has a few to make up from 2006 yet.)
Bob Kerrey is currently on his 34th Chai Mocah Latte at Central Perk querying Gunther on whether he oughta move back to Nebraska.
Gunther has asked him to free up the couch for other customers.
John Ewing and Gwen Howard debated over the weekend or Friday or something. And they both decided that ObamaCare is awesome, the Stimulus was awesome and the Keystone Pipeline would be terrible.
And then all the Democrats discused whether Bob Kerrey should move his family to Virginia so he can represent Nebraska.
Your 2012 Democrat Party everyone!
We will update stuff as soon as we learn stuff.
In the meantime, keep reading the stupid Twitter.