“We’ve become a bunch of wusses over campaigns. It is a rough-and-tumble sport and you just can’t take it personally,” Bob Kerrey tells the Sioux City Journal.
Well no arguing there, Bob.
Kerrey has been the monarch of the whining wusses since the day he jetted back to his sister’s couch to run for Senate — after spending 12 years in New York, of course.
Kerrey: “Who the hell is (Koch) to tell me I’m not from Nebraska?”
(We weren’t there, but we would bet $145 that Kerrey’s voice went up about 3 octaves when he yelped, “..tell MEEEE…“)
(Oh, and by the way, you can tell he REALLY means it, because he said, “hell”. Sort of like when an 11 year old uses his first swear word in front of the gym coach.)
But here we are, just weeks before election day and Kerrey is STILL whining about being a carpetbagger.
Now, you would think Kerrey would have sucked it up by now. He already declared that his campaign premises against Deb Fischer are hollow. Remember when he admitted that the whole “welfare rancher” stuff was just a fake campaign ploy?
And on that note. we know as well that his current ad is just another last-ditch effort to make it past double digit margin (that Kerrey ALSO admits to to the SCJ.) See, Kerrey says that the personal attacks that he is making against Deb Fischer are just part of the “rough and tumble sport” and “shouldn’t be taken seriously”.
Right Bob. Tell that to someone who you’re vilifying to the whole state. We are sure it IS just a game to you. What do you care. You don’t plan on sticking around Nebraska afterwards anyway.
But then Kerrey continues to slay us with his, “I’m half Republican!“ whine. Really. He’s still trying to sell that.
And then he tells us that because he has been in the Senate (and damns the experience of Deb Fischer) that he should be elected.
Don’t worry. We get it Bob. We’ve SEEN your schtick in the Senate. You voted with the Democrats 92% of the time.
You’re no Republican.
And you’re no conservative.
You’re a Democrat who will vote like and vote with the likes of Harry Reid and Tom Harkin and further push the policies of Barack Obama.
And THAT is why, in Nebraska, you’re (more than) 10 points down.
Oh, and Warren Buffett takes over the OWH and then they endorse a Democrat for Congress?
The same newspaper that ran a fundraising ad for said Democrat, while calling it a news story?
Ohmygosh! Whoduh thunkint???
And look at the “reasons” they list for their endorsement:
“(Terry’s) voting record is conservative and has largely represented the views of his constituents in Omaha and the surrounding areas. And it’s notable that if Terry were to be re-elected, his accumulated seniority makes him likely to win the chairmanship of a subcommittee if Republicans retain control of the House.”
Uh, so isn’t that what voters should want in a Congressman???
Oh no, says the Buffett World Herald.
No, see Terry’s camp had a couple ads that weren’t perfect, so…dump him!
Well, lets look at the beefs with those ads.
The first was about John Ewing’s expenditures while in office. And all of those were confirmed by County Commissioner Clare Duda. So should Duda be thrown under the bus? No, but let’s not get too fired up about where all the info is coming from.
And the next talks about Terry’s involvement in the Hill – Terry bill on auto emission standards. Here, take a look at this note (that we got our hot little hands on) from Democrat Chairman John Dingle of Michigan to Lee Terry:
For those of you who can’t read cursivey, it says:
“To Lee Terry – Congratulations on your superb leadership on this bill. Its contents will be law because of your hard work. With affection & respect – John Dingell, Chairman”
So for whatever some idiotic little group that got their nose out of joint about how their quote was used in an ad, instead look at what the Democrat Chairman has to say about his Republican colleague.
Face it: The OWH wants to put in a liberal Congressman who votes with Democrats.
Ignore the rest of the crap. Lee Terry makes the right votes, represents his constituents well and is even better situated with his seniority.
There’s your endorsement information.
Hey Politicos, it’s time to start counting beans.
As we all know (and feel free to explain this to your friends who don’t read Leavenworth Street), the Presidential Election is NOT a national election. It is 50 mini-elections, right?
And to that, it’s time to familiarize yourself with the Electoral Map.
We have found the best place for that is RealClearPolitics.com.
There you can find the Electoral Map with Obama and Romney likelies and toss-ups.
And then you can also view the map with no toss-ups — where they just take the latest polling data and give it to that candidate.
(These are screen shots. Go to the links above to see the dynamic maps)
Note that as of October 17, 2012, the no -tossup map has Obama leading Romney 294-244 (the magic winning number is 270).
Of course the polls are moving daily and the toss-up states are all in flux. And of course you always read that Ohio is the linchpin. Watch Nevada and Wisconsin too.
In any case, it’s time to stop watching the national numbers and start looking state by state. Oh sure the national numbers tend to be a good indicator. But you’ll sound much snootier politically when you start rattling off toss-up states. (Not that you’d do that at work or at the bar or anything…)
Will these numbers cause you to contribute or volunteer for a candidate? Does it matter?
You be the judge.
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