Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Only the Liberal/Leftist/Progressive daily Bible, the New York Times.
The NYT says that there aren't many "Republicans in the Cross Hairs", but a few races are in-play.
NE-2 ain't listed.
But is that really any surprise?
Remember back in 2008, when everyone was all Hopey-Changey? The DCCC was pouring buckets of cash in for Jim Esch -- $200,000 a week by some estimates. And this for a guy the local Dems dismissed as a muuuuch lesser candidate than the mighty Tom White.
But this year? Meh.
The national Dems aren't supporting White. We see much fewer local Dems that support him. And his recent ad (which STILL hasn't been uploaded to the web by their campaign) will have many more running away from him.
You won't see Lee Terry ease up for the next three weeks.
But you also won't see some sort of groundswell for Tom White. It is just not there.
Feel free to decide for yourself the strength of the arguments for the Mayor Suttle Recall.
But if Councilman Ben Gray is any indication, the Recall group has already won the battle of ideas.
As Joe Jordan notes from a Zapruderesque video of a video, Gray's argument: why racism of course!
And in a very short while you will see Jeremy Aspen called a Nazi and Mike Simmonds will be referred to as Pol Pot.
Because those without any ideas or ability to form an argument resort to the easy name calling and use it to stir up their base.
This, by the way, is Page 1 of the Democrat playbook if you look down at your copy.
(Oh, and like long lines, no parking and no secret ballot? Then the 2012 Nebraska Democrat caucuses are for you!)
The OWH says that they will be playing the Terry-White debate at 1:00 PM today, and it's on-demand on Cox. We will probably have some discussion here afterwards.
See you then!
Posted by Street Sweeper at 8:55 AM