See folks, there was a REASON people had a problem with the Sower on the plates, but not with the Sower on the Capitol dome. They knew it, but it wasn’t crystal clear why.
And now we know.
And now Nebraskans are stuck with the Spartan Sower holding his junk under Wolverine colors.
There was some news or something about a budget and somesuch out of Lincoln, but know that THIS is what people…nay VOTERS…will remember for years to come.
May 10th is coming…
It was always pretty clear that Donald Trump never prepared for speaking engagements or debates, etc. Unless it is a poll or perhaps a Tweeted statement, Trump pretty much wings everything he says and rarely bothers to study.
And it has finally caught up with him.
Sure he says he is pro-life. But then he massacres his pro-life position (people seem to have missed his suggestion of “going back to back-alley abortions”) and then throws out the idea of punishing women who get them.
This isn’t the first time Trump has been beat up on the issues — it was noted here when he stumbled in the very first debate. But people had generally given him a pass in the past, especially when he said other things that we could all laugh at, etc.
His campaign knew almost immediately that he had screwed up on this one, issuing two different statements/retractions.
The difference now is that Wisconsin is a very important state. If he takes it, he can get very close to closing on the nomination. If he loses, it gets that much closer to an open convention in Cleveland.
And just so we are all watching, the Nebraska GOP primary could get very interesting as things get down to the wire. There is a strong belief that even if Trump doesn’t get to 1,237 delegates, if he gets close enough, delegates may feel he still get the nom. So every delegate up to that number will count.
And Trump had a strong showing of Nebraskans at his rally in Council Bluffs back in December.
But Ted Cruz was a Ben Sasse endorser, and even road tripped to Nebraska for a rally.
And there’s word that John Kasich is looking to make his presence known in Nebraska as well.
Next there are stories that the GOP Convention Rules Committee may look to change the “Ron Paul Rule” about who can get the nomination. Think of the horse-trading that would be going on at the GOP Convention as each and every delegate is lobbied for their Presidential support.
Things could get very, very weird.
Elbow Grease is the word
Newsmax made a list of the Top 10 Hardest Working U.S Senators…and Nebraska’s junior Senator made the (alphabetical) list:
Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) —In 2014, the former Bush administration official and Lutheran college president came out of nowhere to beat three better-known and better funded opponents for nomination to the Senate. Considered an effective spokesman on government reform, Sasse is the first Nebraska senator in memory to commute weekly from what he hails as “the tall and beautiful grass at home.”
Sasse often notes that he is a commuter-Senator, seeing his kids every weekend. He has certainly been a busy guy on the campaign trail as well.
And it will be interesting to see if he is holding out on his endorsement of Ted Cruz until the Nebraska primary for full effect.
ICYMI, Leavenworth St. had a new contributing-writer give their thoughts on a couple of Unicameral debaters.
Be sure to check out the previous post for The Weary Former Staffer‘s views on a few of your favorites — Senators Patty Pansing-Brooks and Ernie Chambers.