Ah, the Tuesday after Labor Day.
The official first day of the political season. (Look it up! It’s also a Facebook notification!)
And with that, the first post Labor Day ad from 2nd District Congressional candidate, Republican retired Brigadier General Don Bacon.
See it here:
Really, another intro ad from General Bacon. Polling right now shows that among those who know both candidates for the 2nd, likely voters choose Bacon on Election Day.
This spot looks to those who already tire of the career politicians. This will definitely be one of many themes for the Bacon camp.
The Nebraska AP’s Grant Schulte and Margery Beck had a write-up of Senator Ben Sasse‘s summer-of-#NeverTrump, and the licks he has taken for his position.
Sasse recognized the opposition he has been feeling from Nebraskans, saying he “acknowledged he’s been lambasted by his party’s most engaged voters and other politicians in his overwhelmingly conservative state.”
And it is interesting that Schulte and Beck put it that way, as this is the focus Sasse has tried to present: those who are involved and watch politics on a daily basis aren’t happy with Sasse’s position (at least some). And Sasse notes that these people are not the norm.
But strangely enough, Sasse said the same thing to supporters of his when he spoke recently in Colorado. He told those who came to his speech — where he spoke about his daughter’s time on a ranch, among other things — that they are not the norm; that most people don’t watch FOXNews and CNN and the Sunday morning shows. Most people, Sasse says, are concerned about church and little league and Rotary Club.
And his point started to get lost a bit, because this is the same thing he has been saying to the groups that oppose him. But at that Colorado speech, he then suggested to those in the audience that the others needed to get more involved in politics/government.
In any case, nice summary from the AP, getting the usual supportive quote from Mark Fahleson, and then a summarizing quote from David Kramer making the point continually made here on Leavenworth St.: This is a political strategy by Sasse.
Ah, but aren’t they all…
Senator Bill Kintner’s offically semi-official decision not to resign in the face of the Executive Board’s Double-Secret Probation threat was met with BBQing, football and parades over the weekend.
Gotta love that Friday afternoon news dump.
Though it is still unclear why the Exec Board waited so long to have their meetings — then double meetings — then a week — then a letter — all the while hoping that Kintner would quit before September 1st so that someone else could collect signatures to run for his seat?
And now the Board is apparently trying to work up some sort of extra-legislative meeting — not a Special Session, mind you! — at which they would…kick Kintner out?
In this whole mess, you can bet that there won’t be lots of clean hands dealing with all the questions and rumors and evidence over the past 13 months.
Who knew what, when, where and how, and with whom did they discuss it and how and what did they say?
All of that will not be pretty.
At this point it may be surprising if it doesn’t get kicked down the road…to January.