The LJS’s Don Walton has a story about the burgeoning campaign for Governor that State Senator Bob Krist appears to be running.
Walton seems to be following up on Leavenworth St.’s post from last week where…exactly that was mentioned.
Of course the point that Walton leaves out is the gist of a 3rd-party run affecting the race as a whole, and allowing Mystery Democrat to…win?
It’s always awesome when the Dems imagine the White Knight of the Party riding in to get elected and save the party and…and…wait who? Exactly.
State party pooh-bah Vince Powers was tweeting about that theory all weekend as well — imagining, “Pro choice democrat wins in three way race against two pro life republicans.”
And then there’s this chuckler from Powers:
“Bob Krist is well respected, he could get 27-30 % of vote, enough to ensure that a democrat gets elected with 38-40 % of vote.”
Because Bob Krist is “well respected” among…Democrat Unicameral staffers trying to find a vote by a “Republican” against Republicans?
Shockingly, that isn’t likely to translate to 30% statewide.
(Hey, and don’t overlook Krist getting 5,000 signatures for a 3rd-party run. Unless the Dems are going to pay for it…)
And then there’s the question of Bob Krist working so that he can…get some Democrat elected? That’s his plan?
And then this Tweet from former Nebraska Democrat Party Chairman, Vince Powers:
— Vince Powers (@vince_powers) June 11, 2017
It appears, per Powers, that the #NE02 Dmeocrats WON’T be nominating Brad Ashford or Heath Mello, eh?
And the Dems have apparently chosen abortion as the primary issue to run on in 2018.
Interesting point in a NYT’s article asking whether Democrats want a hard-line, Bernie Sanders, ideology…or do they want to win elections?
The former head of the Congressional (Democrat) Black Caucus asked:
“We are going to lose every possible winnable seat, in a year where there are many winnable seats, if we come across as inflexible left-wingers,” (Rep. Emmanuel) Cleaver said. “I respect Bernie — I just don’t think we can become the party of Bernie.”
Someone tell that to Vince Powers and Jane Kleeb.
Better late than never?
Hey, how about that OWH editorial from Sunday:
So, Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert’s plan to fix the substandard city streets is…”a sound idea“.
It’s also a “sensible compromise“.
And it, “strikes a reasonable balance between the interests of affected property owners and other local taxpayers.”
Gee, that’s just a bit of a different tune than say…IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ELECTION where this blaring story was featured on the front page:
Annnnnd that story was featured digitally on the OWH’s front page for about another month and a half while Hansen took a breather from blaming the Mayor for not fixing every pothole in town.
That’s not what the story said? Sorry, I just jumped into the shoes of the average person who just looked at the forlorn photo and headline.
Anywho, great editorial…