We have a whole ‘nother week to endure subway malfunctions, matzah factories, former mayors and probably Yankees and Mets arguments before the New York Presidential Primary on Tuesday, April 19th.
It will eventually go away before the obsession with the next primary starts.
One note is that on MSNBC this morn, the analyst dude was noting that Trump still has a path to 1,237 delegates. But he wrote off Nebraska, South Dakota and Montana to Ted Cruz.
If that is the case, Cornhusker could likely see a brief visit by Cruz, but then the fight for the week may go up to Oregon…(er, Beaver?) which is seen as more of a toss-up.
We will keep you updated.
Swiper Stop Swiping!
Funny headline from a story about the Winner-Take-All bill for Nebraska’s General Election electoral votes:
That’s a laugh.
Let’s see, in 1991 Democrats specifically changed the manner of awarding Nebraska’s electoral votes, different from 48 other states, just so they could try to pick off a vote.
And Republicans simply want to change it back to a) the way it was and b) the way 48 other states do it.
But the GOP is trying to “swipe” it?
This is what passes for liberal thinking and “journalism” these days.
As noted yesterday, Don Bacon for Congress is up on TV, but Chip Maxwell’s camp is still making an effort to chip away, via earned media.
A few days ago, Maxwell was complaining that the leader of the National Republican Congressional Committee was asking for donations to the Bacon camp. He says that this violates a promise that the NRCC would stay “neutral” on the race.
Though the counter-claim is that the pledge request came personally from the Rep, as opposed to through the NRCC. And the other point was that it was for the “Young Guns” effort, of which Bacon is a part (based on fund-raising, etc.) and Maxwell is not.
At least that’s the understanding here.
But again, no one really cares about this stuff, except credit Maxwell for getting some air-time on KETV on the issue.
Today Maxwell is complaining that Bacon is not using the prefix, “Retired” before his “General” title. This is apparently part of the DoD directive on campaigning, though it is not clear how the DoD handles these issues or how they are enforced.
Beyond this site, we will see how the general public is informed on this one.
**UPDATE at 2:55pm**
A response from the Don Bacon campaign:
“It is especially hypocritical for Chip Maxwell, who has bungled an FEC report, with himself as the campaign treasurer, and who has violated Federal Election Commission rules with his own campaign disclaimers, to make personal attacks on retired Brigadier General Don Bacon.
Our campaign will add text on Don Bacon’s television advertisement to streamline our disclaimer with our printed materials. Hopefully that will keep Mr. Maxwell’s desperate campaign focused on the issues and not on personal attacks that voters are tired of.
Our campaign has generated tremendous momentum because voters are tired of politics-as-usual from career politicians like Chip Maxwell. Don Bacon served nearly 30 years in the Air Force and served our nation in places such as Iraq and throughout the Middle East and commanded Offutt Air Force base, the local area’s largest employer. We will compare Don Bacon’s resume with a career politician like Chip Maxwell anytime, anywhere.”
Along with the statement, the Bacon camp sent along six examples of where the Maxwell campaign failed to appropriately add disclaimers on printed materials.
Spring has sprung
Have a windy weekend!