Anywho, here is what we are hearing about the polls in the current Senate race.
Bob Kerrey knows he is down — his polls have him down by at least 5, but probably much more if they were honest (oversampling D’s…?).
And Deb Fischer’s polls have her up — likely double digits, but which digits those are, we don’t know.
But here is what we DO know. There are VERY. FEW. UNDECIDEDS.
That means however the polls look now, they are unlikely to take any sort of dramatic swing.
So while you see Kerrey flailing desperately with whatever he thinks will stick, all he is really doing is soiling any political reputation he may have had. We aren’t calling this race or anything.
We are just telling you what we’ve heard.
Speaking of Kerrey’s ads, we are reminded of Ben Nelson’s attack ads against Chuck Hagel back in 1996. You may remember that Nelson attacked Hagel, claiming that he had shady business dealings with his former company. Hagel held a press conference at his campaign office, and called out Nelson as a liar. Hagel defended himself, and for many years after never forgave Nelson for attempting to besmirch his reputation.
So here comes Bob Kerrey. Fresh off the mean streets of Greenwich Village. And what does he do? Bring up some nowhere issue on nothing that has nothing to do with anything. Nothing.
And guess what? Nebraskans see right through it. It reeks not only of desperation, but of bad taste.
No one believes or gives any worth to Kerrey’s ads — of course, not even Kerrey himself.
But while one could believe that Kerrey is being led by the nose by his manager Paul Johnson — Kerrey knows what he is doing. He thinks that politics is not only hard ball, but dirt ball. He chuckles at what he is putting Deb Fischer through regarding her personal reputation. He thinks it’s a big game.
Of course, what does Kerrey care? He won’t be sticking around Nebraska no matter what happens.
But not before sullying any reputation he had in Nebraska.
John Ewing has a new ad out — if anyone sees it.
But in case you haven’t, you can see it here:
Hey we don’t think it is a bad spot, for what it’s worth.
To sum up…“The Omaha World Herald says…!” “The Omaha World Herald says…!” “The Omaha World Herald says…!”
Yeah, well, here is what the Omaha World Herald is saying: They know that Lee Terry is up. And they also know Terry is up again…in two years.
Oh and as a local politico reminded us, did you know that Warren Buffett’s grandson moved back to Nebraska???
The Buffett World Herald’s (as our commenters like to call it) honchos aren’t really interested in John Ewing.
But they are interested in Nebraska’s 2nd District seat.
And RealClearPolitics.com’s “no toss up” Electoral College map recently flipped Virginia to Mitt Romney.
At this point, President Obama holds an 11 point Electoral Vote lead — if you believe all of the states would vote the way suggested, if the election were today.
Interesting stuff. Nevada and Wisconsin? Ohio? Pennsylvania? Michigan? The Iowegians?
Crazy stuff out there.
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