New ad up

New Dan Welch for Omaha Mayor spot up.
See it here:

We like the 15 second spots. Short and to the point.

More stuff later.



  1. Interested says:

    I guess the Welch camp believes that Nabity’s votes are going to break for Jean is all I can take away from that last comment.

  2. I wonder says:

    who Interested Observer is backing in the Omaha Mayoral race. With all the time and effort he put into the U.S. Senate race by trashing a long shot candidate who ended up shocking everyone and winning the big prize, we obviously know that IO is amazingly effective at indirectly choosing the winner of key races. Oh IO, will you please share your wisdom and keen insights into the Omaha Mayor’s race? Nebraska is waiting.

  3. Anonymous says:

    I bought a new pair of shoes today. In more earth shattering “news” I had pork chops, a baked potato, a salad and some jello for dinner.

  4. Some Thoughts says:

    Please don’t try to resurrect the Observer. Let sleeping dogs lie, they say! Unless Welch can explain his vote for the Police contract, among other bad ideas, I can’t see myself voting for him. Out of a large field, none impress me at all. This is bleak.

  5. Lil Mac says:

    Good point. However, when an loud pundit gets a reputation for backing dead last nags, there is a tendency to use their next pick as something to avoid betting on. We are creatures of habit. Those who blindly plow ahead in one area often do so in other areas. Politicians too. Habit is what allows us to predict human behavior. Don’t we all wish logic was as reliable?

    As for Welch’s ad, its slick, it’s good, it’s effective, and it starts with a shot of a Brewery. It’s a classy Brewery. Welch has a baby face but he looks serious. And before you start getting all “Ooh, you are so superficial”, do please remember that the voters who often decide elections aren’t political pundits but rather are the least politically aware and most superficial who yawn and go vote on Election Day. Ads like this are meant to introduce those vapid voters to a candidate. In that respect, pretty good ad.

  6. History of US Senate Race says:

    Dan Welch is not the Deb Fischer of the race for mayor. His campaign looks a lot more like the Jon Bruning effort.
    – Bruning fundraiser was Jen Fulcher, Welch is Jen Fulcher
    – Bruning up on TV early with fluff ads, Welch up on TV early with fluff ads
    – Bruning only token effort at grassroots, Welch token effort at grassroots

    Not to mention Welch has major political baggage. Voted for one of the bad contracts even he says screwed the city. Voted for bad sewer separation plan that stuck taxpayers with a short term to pay and nearly cost over 6000 jobs. Dan even says Omaha DID lose over 400 jobs to Texas because of this (thanks Dan!). Elkhorn is a huge chunk of voters and they still remember Dan annexed them and was not open to their input in the process. There was the snow emergency fiasco on Superbowl Sunday when Dan was “acting mayor.”

    Dan Welch is no Deb Fischer. Keep dreaming.

  7. The Super Duper Ultimate Insider says:

    Just wanted to give you a real inside view of what is going on in politics. It seems Team Nabity’s ground game has been “grounded” with Northstar’s hiring of Pete Botkin. This is a big blow for a campaign that is already low on funds. The Insider question is weather Team Jean was behind the move as Northstar is one of Team Jean’s Vendors. The Welch campaign has been ramping up their ground game and seems to be competitive in the door-to-door effort and now is running a second commercial. Dan’s buys are small and the question is weather his “Unity” theme will play in the primary. Dan has a top notch campaign team so what we have seen so far may be just the tip of Welch’s attack to move up the polls. It will be interesting too see who picks up Nabity’s supporters as his campaign flounders.

  8. Speculator says:

    Count on Senator Jeremy to be more whiny and mopey than usual today after getting called the f*&! out in this morning’s LJS. #shadydealin’

  9. Anonymous says:

    Just wondering if SS is behind Welch as this is the second post showing a Welch ad and I dont recall any showing other candidates’ ads. Maybe I’m wrong but it seems this blog is pushing Welch. Could be a huge understatement and I’m just clueless as usual. Help me out here politicos.

  10. Cottonwood Eagle says:

    And those LJS readers who live in Greater Nebraska could give a rat’s ass. Why isn’t anyone following up on the disaster of Freddy Gray?

  11. Omaha Resident says:

    There are no other ads up from any other mayoral candidate. So why accuse Sweeper of supporting Welch? I’m a Jean fan and I’m not sensing a bias.

  12. Anonymous says:

    It is with good reason that Leavenworth St. was chosen to banner this blog. If it were genuinely concerned with “the talk of Nebraska politics,” it would have been called I-80.

  13. Chris Scott says:

    Super Duper-I do not think Mr. Botkin had nefarious motives, just a job opportunity at a good company. The ground game seems to be in the very capable hands of Ben Boll and Mr. Bywater. So much for your super duper intel.

  14. Macdaddy says:

    Sorry, but I can’t keep silent anymore. I realize that the hypocrisy of the Left is a “dog bites man” story, but in advance of the next election, I would just like to point out that summary execution of Americans without any judicial oversight or even translucency much less transparency is fine and dandy with the Left. Also, there is now zero influence by people in the media on the actions of madmen who run around gunning down people and terrorizing entire communities. I’m not going to hold my breath for apologies from Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, and the rest of the MSM for smearing large swaths of America. I just want to point out that much like draft-dodging, Gitmo, drone attacks, and mass murders are now non-political events that everyone is ok with. If you are a Lefty and you disagree with my characterization, then you need to quit being a coward and get out there and start protesting. January 20th, 2017 will be too late to speak up.

  15. Macdaddy says:

    Like Bill Clinton, who was elected President, twice. Neither military service nor the lack or avoidance thereof is a legitimate political factor despite the Democrats trying mightily to make an issue of it in 2000 and 2004. The whole 180 degree pivot on drones and executing American citizens is breath-taking in its rapidity and completeness. What’s keeping the Left from standing up for its supposed values? it’s not like Obama is going to get impeached and he can’t run for re-election. Have a little integrity why don’t you. BTW, did Obama ever serve? He looks pretty able-bodied to me. How come he didn’t see fit to volunteer? Wouldn’t have been hard and it’s not like we were at war in the 80s.

  16. Anonymous says:

    Maybe the reason Welch is so prominent on this blog has more to do with the Jessica factor of inside influence. The ad itself is a cookie cutter political ad….a local scene, candidate talking, candidate smiling, candidate walking shot from below to give appearance of real importance, more talking, more walking, throw in a kid for good measure sitting on Mom’s lap with more talking. WOW! I’ve never, ever seen it before ever. And? This is how candidates spend other people’s money which is what taxes are…other people’s money after a whole lot of talking.

  17. Anonymous says:

    MD, I don’t agree with the “summary execution of Americans without any judicial oversight” policy (a bit hyperbolic on your part as it seems to be limited to those fighting with our enemies against us). However after reading your voluminous posts, I’m betting that if a Republican was in charge you’d be the biggest cheerleader for this policy.

  18. anonomiss says:

    The Norquist editorial was sooo much fun to read today. If somebody had been doing these things on the other side of the aisle, he or she would be called a tool for the right….or just a tool. But, you know, the people on the left think it okay since, you know, they are doing the Lord’s work.

  19. Macdaddy says:

    I actually do support Obama’s drone policy. Mostly. If Bush had done it, yes, I would have supported him, too. But then you never saw me marching and screeching against Chimpy McBushitler. Obama not only continues Bush’s same policies but takes them even further and it’s nothing but crickets from the Left. Even the librarians are cool with it. I love how the moral preening on the Left repeatedly gets exposed for the charade it is.

  20. RWP says:

    ..and you know if you don’t shoot those skeet regularly, they’ll get too numerous and eat all the vegetation.

    My other question is, if the Prez is going to have our guys twiddle their thumbs while Americans are murdered just a short hop away, what’s the big deal if we don’t send carriers to the Persian Gulf? It’s not as if Obama will let hem do anything, particularly now it will offend Chuck Hagel’s friends in Tehran.

    It’s cheaper to have he Navy do nothing in Norfolk.

  21. Macdaddy says:

    One other thing, Anon 4:36, you accuse me of hyperbole. Have you seen the government’s case against the teenager from Denver, Colorado before he was taken out along with his uncle? Do you know who marked him for death? Nope. Only a handful of people do. The Left used to be against assassination. Now they purr like kittens. It’s tiresome, but if Bush had been President, the newspapers would have been filled with stories of this kid’s friends and how he was just like any other American growing up and how he didn’t have a chance. A million people would be marching in DC. Instead, I bet you didn’t even know it happened because you missed the 9th paragraph in a story buried on page A27.

  22. Anonymous2 says:

    I’m aware of this case, and I seem to see more pushback on this policy from the left than the right. It is Democratic senators after John Brennan’s testimony that want to reign in drone strikes. Chuck Grassley is the only R that seems to care.

  23. Holy Moley says:

    Heard there was a candidate for mayor who made his wife bus the tables at the fish fry while he glad handed. What a creep.

  24. Holy Name Fish Fry says:

    The rules are you bus the tables and pour coffee. Having your wife do all the work shows what a D-Bag you are.

  25. Sister Encarnacion says:

    Wow, Fishy, way to marginalize the guy’s wife. You don’t think maybe she, as her own person, elected to be a servant at a church event, you know, like Christ was a servant? According to you she has no free will but only does what her husband tells her to. Feel free to call the candidate lazy, but quit trying to demean his wife.

  26. Anonymous says:

    Obama hates working with lawmakers so he makes law by decree. And he prefers using technical and human assassination to keep order. Assassination is killing for policy without trial. Obama thus gets around courts too. That defines a tyrant.

    It is Obama’s policy not to capture but assassinate individuals via drones and Spec Ops; increasingly mirroring our police who are encouraged by an Obama friendly Media to hunt and assassinate rogue police by shooting fusillades of bullets into women delivering newspapers, who are thereafter calmly deemed “collateral damage” for in getting in the way of government protecting “The People”, which in Obama’s view is government itself. We the People become He the People at the expense of personal rights that protect one person from their own government.

    There is irony in it being a Liberal who wipes his ass with our Constitution on which pivots the idea that all freedom and prosperity spring from individual persons not government or vague “people”. But that irony and hypocrisy are trivial compared to the horror of what may result from this tyranny.

    Our own legal police and military in 1775 were exactly like this. They weren’t bad men, just guys paid to defend us as a People but not us as Persons. They went around doing the cost effective, policy-expedient thing of assassinating individuals for the good of society without trial. That is Obama’s thing too.

  27. Anonymous says:

    Sometimes that Nabity looks right at ya. Right into your eyes. And the thing about Nabity is he’s got lifeless eyes. Black eyes. Like a doll’s eyes. When he comes at ya, he doesn’t even seem to be livin’…

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