We chuckled at the latest campaign effort by Mike Meister -- the campaign song.
You may remember Ben Nelson’s attempt at singing in “I’m from a Western town”. Well, Meister did not take that tact, instead getting some Irish folk singer (please tell us it’s not the Douglas County Public Defender) to bastardize a classic ballad.
You can hear it here, via Meister’s campaign page.
But the thing is, Meister didn't’ need to break out the mandolins and tin whistles.
He could have just linked to his theme song right here:
We are having a nice time experiencing the 2012 Senate campaign right in front of us, on a near daily basis, via the competing comments of Governor Dave Heineman and Senator Ben Nelson.
Every time Governor Dave takes a position, Nelson comes out and attacks him in full, all out, campaign mode. First it was Heineman’s position on education funding.
Now it is the Heineman letter to the state education groups and Nelson’s subsequent response.
Now you can all feel free to argue about the merits of Heineman pointing out basic math to the Ed groups. But we crack up that Nelson IMMEDIATELY jumped on it and chose to take on Heineman in tit-for-tat comments.
Nelson has a notoriously thin political skin, and can’t resist commenting on everything. It’s interesting to see how he keeps trying to sell his position on the Health Care law -- which fewer and fewer people like.
What will Nelson do next?
Would anyone really be surprised to see an ad by Nelson during the Western Kentucky game? (Of course, paid for by the DSCC.)
And on the Omaha front, there was word last week that another local politician would be interested in the Mayor’s job, should Jim Suttle be recalled.
Today, the OWH focused on said pol, this time discussing a City of Omaha/Douglas County merger.
The guy? State Senator Brad Ashford.
When asked by Joe Jordan if he'd run, Ashford coyly responded, "I don’t know what I’d do."
(Discuss amongst yerselves.)