A story by the AP in the LJS confirms what we noted about the Minimum Wage vote in Nebraska: It is proposed completely to turnout Democrat voters.
Its supporters see it as a “wedge” issue, and compare it to votes on same-sex marriage that have previously been on the ballots in various states. They are hoping their supporters on the issues will in turn boost the totals of Democrats on the ballot.
If Brad Ashford makes it through in the 2nd District Congressional race, you can likely credit the Minimum Wage effort for his success. And if that is occurs, it will be interesting to see how that is factored in by prognosticators in a re-election campaign in two years.
Hillary was in the news this weekend — though if you watch network news you wouldn’t have noticed.
Here is her latest line:
“Don’t let anybody tell you that, you know, it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs.”
OK all you Democrats out there! Here is your party’s standard bearer.
Tell us, do you agree with Mrs. Clinton that business don’t create jobs?
Come on, speak up!
While we are at it, let’s hear from all of the candidates as well.
You too, Mr. Buffett, who took Hillary shopping at Borsheims, a few years back.
And while you’re at it, please let us know who does create them.
Tom Becka of the Mighty 1290 followed up on our Friday post and had a long segment on his show featuring Leavenworth St.
You can listen to it by clicking here, and going to the 10/24 “Leavenworth Street” segment.
Tom spent most of the time complaining about the Charles Manson SAB, which led us to believe he either didn’t get the joke, or just didn’t want to address the points we made in the post.
In any case, we thank Tom for the discussion, and look forward to his continued readership in the future.
Please say a prayer for the pilot of Senator Deb Fischer and GOP Senate candidate Ben Sasse’s plane tomorrow.
Get aload of this itinerary — ALL for Tuesday:
Beatrice to Holdredge
Holdredge to McCook
McCook to Sidney
Sidney to Alliance
Alliance to Chadron
Chadron to Norfolk
Norfolk to Columbus
Columbus to Fremont
Here is a map of the route (we had to use Google’s walking map, but you get the idea…)
Holy Dramamine Batman!
Go to the Sasse website to see when you can see the barnstorming team in your town.
That will actually be quite the party plane.
All aboard will be:
U.S. Senator Deb Fischer
U.S. Senate Candidate Ben Sasse
Governor Candidate Pete Ricketts
Lt. Governor Candidate Mike Foley
State Auditor Candidate Charlie Janssen
U.S. Congressman Jeff Fortenberry
U.S. Congressman Adrian Smith
In Don Walton’s column in the LJS today he wrote…
“Last chance for the candidates to make their case before Nebraska voters hand out grades on Nov. 4.”
Which is an interesting way to put it.
Are voters “grading the campaigns?”
Here on Leavenworth St., we do that on a daily basis. We discuss what’s good and what isn’t. Who made the best ad. Who looks to have the best GOTV program — what have you.
And all of that certainly matters.
And, for instance, Tom Becka said he was voting for Brad Ashford to make the point that he doesn’t like the Lee Terry campaign.
But we would suggest that most Nebraska voters are more sophisticated than that. They can see a good campaign, or a nice TV ad, but still realize that the candidate is going to vote wrong once they get to Congress, or the state capital, or where ever they’re hoping to end up.
You want to “give Brad Ashford an A” for his campaign by voting for him? OK, fine, but please note that Brad Ashford will take a dump on your “A”, by supporting Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama once he gets to Washington.
Ain’t that nice?
And we would note that Nebraska voters aren’t ALWAYS that sophisticated.
We were told time and again how awful Pete Ricketts “Old Ben Nelson” animated turkey ad was.
And so Nebraska voters sent Nelson to Washington.
And then they got ObamaCare.
See how that works out?
In a perfect world we wish the candidates of our choice ran the best campaigns and the best ads and had the best ground game.
But we know that campaigns, like most people, are imperfect, and we have to use our judgment to realize what happens when the campaign is in OUR hands, on Election Day.
This isn’t a classroom, or an experiment.
This is your country.
And on that note, here is an SAB of Tom Becka and a Walrus.
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