Yesterday Leavenworth St. noted the Wall Street Journal article discussing the ambitions of Brad Ashford and his family in pursuing Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional seat (which he lost to Congressman Don Bacon last year).
But also yesterday, another Dem took to the Twitter to discuss more than his dog, kids or the latest from @MeanStreetsOMA.
Yes, there was Heath Mello up tweeting about:
1) Joe Biden’s support for the Paris climate treaty
2) John Kasich’s support for the Paris climate treaty
3) The NYT’s support for the Paris climate treaty
And then he is still cranking away today, presumably at Mayor Jean Stothert, that she’s not green enough.
(Note to Heath: You lost.)
Hmm. It’s almost as if the former State Senator is looking for his “in” on the national discussion.
One wonders what he’ll do with his long preferred desire to discuss national issues over local ones.
Could a run for Congress be in his future?
He’d have to split the middle between Kara Eastman on the left and Brad on the right. (And maybe that’s the plan.)
Or…would he be up for a seat in Congress…a Senate seat?
There’s still an opening for the Dems there, and Mr. Mello may have a bit of statewide name ID.
But if St. Bob Kerrey of the Bridge couldn’t beat Senator Deb Fischer, could young lefty Heath Mello? And then what of the effect of just running and running and running for office for 3 years straight — with very probably nothing to show for it?
Especially for someone itching to stay involved.
**And an afternoon update (already)**
This from Senator Deb Fischer’s page on The Facebook:
It’s been an honor to serve you in the U.S. Senate. That’s why on June 24th, I’ll be on my Strong Families, Strong Communities tour across our great state of Nebraska to announce my campaign for re-election.
If you’d like to join us, please be sure to RSVP. RSVPs are required and space is limited.
It would seem that the surprise announcement has been announced.
And since The Commenters will want to discuss it anyway, here’s one note about the above referenced Paris Climate treaty:
It was never ratified by the U.S. Senate.
Oh, wait it wasn’t a “treaty”? Well, right, because President Obama decided to run around the Constitutional obligations and call it something else. Same with the Iran treaty, right?
There apparently was quite the debate in the Amin on both sides of this. But note that if President Obama had gone to the Senate and ratified the Treaty, it would have required the Senate to dissolve it (probably). Now? Not so much.
And it is always fun to watch the media and others go nuts when they see the President do something he said he was going to do.
Requiescat in pace
…to Sean Weide, who passed away suddenly. Weide was involved in local media in Omaha for years (OWH, KPTM and KMTV) and had a love of cycling, in which he was involved extensively.
But he was also an early blogger of sorts in Omaha with The Reader’s “Media Notes”. He carried on for a number of years while Leavenworth St. was in its early stages and we had similar story interests.
Weide and I also attended the same grade school — he was a year older than me — and he was a great speaker at an early age.
We send our prayers to his family and friends.