There will no doubt be a million pieces about this, but here in Nebraska YOU can be the first to noodle this idea:
Say, Hillary “wins” the Election on November 8th.
Prior to December 19th (Elector “voting” day) FBI Director James Comey, after his announcement today that he is reopening the email investigation, finds some super-bad email (?) and decides to indict Hillary. (And let’s say that it is very bad, whatever that might mean.)
What do the Electors do?
Do they elect Hillary? It would likely take forever to actually put her on trial, etc.
Do they elect Tim Kaine? But who really wants Tim Kaine to be President? (No one, other than him and his mother, that’s who. )
So assuming they’d stick with a Democrat, do they just pick someone? Joe Biden? Al Gore? Bernie?!
As the joke already goes, in the future whenever a question is asked about what year that one weird thing happened, you already know the answer:
At this point you’ve likely seen the Donald Trump haters who took a sledge hammer to his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. And you’ve seen all the looney-birds who find it their life’s ambition to burn down, trample or otherwise destroy Trump yard signs.
Well, at the Mike Pence rally in Omaha yesterday, they were out as well, adding to their bucket list of disrupting a political rally (their grandkids will be so proud).
An intrepid GOP supporter got his hands on one of the signs being thrust about at the rally, and here is what those hardy interlopers wrote:
Isn’t that precious?
But seriously, you go to all the trouble to stand in line, get past the Secret Service, bide your time until just the right moment…and you don’t even bring your own anti-Trump sign?
The best you’ve got is a Sharpie and an expletive?
Listen Democrats: Watch a few Saturdays of College Gameday and see what a critical/funny/attention-getting sign really looks like. Something like this:
We’re revealing our Top 50 GameDay signs over the next 10 days.
No. 50: Hitting Jim Harbaugh where it hurts. pic.twitter.com/RyIlS2MxtI
— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) December 21, 2015
Hopefully they Facebook Live’d the whole thing…
Since people will finally start paying attention around next Wednesday, we will look at a couple of the Legislative races getting down to crunch time:
Here is a mailer in the contentious race waaaay out in Deb Fischer’s old district in north-central Nebraska, between incumbent Al Davis and challenger (and higher primary vote-getter, 54%-45%) retired Col. Tom Brewer:
This is the race where half the fight is about who lives in Lincoln more. Brewer points to the mansion that Davis owns in Lincoln, and Davis says that Brewer doesn’t pay the right taxes on his man-cave back in the district.
In the mean time, Davis is also having a tough fight of being on the wrong side of many harder-core conservative issues.
This will be an exciting one to watch as it gets down to crunch time.
Another interesting one is the race for incumbent Les Seiler’s Hasting’s district.
Governor Pete Ricketts endorsed Seiler’s opponent Steve Halloran, and the Seiler is also running into some of the same criticisms Al Davis had — opposing much of “Ricketts’ agenda”.
Groups supporting Seiler are also hitting him on an interesting issue that can get the easy attention of the average voter:
Seiler, the Chairman of the Legislature’s Judiciary Committee, has been absent as Chair from hearings 20 times. Most recently, today, Seiler allowed Lincoln Democrat Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks to fill in as chair of the Department of Correctional Services Special Investigative Committee, while Omaha trial attorney Steve Lathrop handled the hard questions.
It’s not clear why Seiler has been absent from so many hearings, but it is clear that this is an issue that Joe Likely Voter understands: showing up for work. If you can’t do that, it starts to get tough.
Another we will keep an eye on…
Leavenworth St. will be Live Tweeting life all weekend long — watching the stadium hop at Camp Randall to carving punkins on the dinner table, and every political item in between. (OK, usually more politics than autumn vegetables…)
Because that’s how you keep up with the talk of Nebraska politics all Halloween Weekend long!